I never wanted to be prim and proper
Like those of royalty
Looking down upon the hurting folks
Living a life in poverty.
I never wanted to be a hero
Like a soldier in a war
Fighting for a country’s leaders
That are always wanting more.
I never wanted to be a star
That famous movie face
Worshiped like an immortal God
And followed place to place.
I never wanted to be a scholar
Indoctrination is not for me
I prefer to learn by life experience
Original creativity defines American liberty.
I never wanted to be the one
To say and do it all just right
No, I’m not perfect, but I have learned
Wisdom is knowing darkness, and appreciating light.
I never wanted to be a trophy girl
Skinny body, perfect skin
It tends to encourage sinful acts
I prefer the beauty found within.
I never wanted materialistic junk
I can’t take it when life ends
What’s worth more than all Earth’s gold
Pay it forward to family and friends.
I guess that makes me biased toward
Confines of the majority
But I see no need to change myself
To please an unjust society.
By Redbud Patriot