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Who Will I Be?


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.

Great write.

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 Gondwana Land on January 14, 2020:

Hoorah! My accolades to you Charlie. This poem is wonderful.

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