How many times have you heard that saying "Just be yourself". When you are worried about a job interview you are told "just be yourself". You are anxious about that blind date you are told "just be yourself". So I asked myself the question. What self will I be?
Just Be Yourself
Just be yourself is what they say
what do I have to lose?
But I have so many different selves
so, which one shall I choose?
Maybe my paranoia self
that everybody talks about.
Or what about my anxious self
nervous and full of doubt.
Then I have my addictive self
in a glass the answer lies
The next is my depressive self
who just curls up and cries.
I wonder where the answer lies
in which one I should be.
I think I’ve found the answer
I’m the keeper of the key.
I can be just who I want to be
on any given day.
The choice is mine, only I decide
who is coming out to play.
And that is where the answer lies
In the choices that I make.
I can be the best I can
the decisions mine to take.
So, when they say just be yourself
I know just what to do.
By being honest and authentic
my real self will shine through.
Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on February 03, 2020:
Thank you Tamara.
Tamara Yancosky from Uninhabited Regions on February 02, 2020:
Wonderful flow to this rhythmic rhyme! It’s so much fun to read. And, I adore the meaning behind your words: Authenticity. ❤️
Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on January 15, 2020:
Thank you very much for your feedback Brenda. It is always nice to receive good comments.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 14, 2020:
This poem takes the top notch. It is cute and witty and full of sincerity.
You depict the parts of you that you are aware of, but I am certain there is a strong loving gentleman hiding in there somewhere.
Like you say at the end...it will shine through.
Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on January 14, 2020:
Thank you very much John and Lorna for your wonderful comments. It is always good to get positive feedback on my work.
Lorna Lamon on January 14, 2020:
Amazing Charlie and your final two lines speak so much truth. A masterpiece.
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on January 14, 2020:
Hoorah! My accolades to you Charlie. This poem is wonderful.