Let me be
Don’t celebrate me,
Don’t give me a medal,
Don’t make me an example,
Don’t thrust greatness upon me,
Many a mighty shoulder have buckled under.
-It changes the way I see myself
– I begin to see myself though your eyes
– I feel I need to earn your appreciation
; Deserve your adoration
– I earn and earn and yet find myself unable to pay the debt
-I spend a lifetime trying to prove myself worthy of your labels
-I try to ‘become’ rather than ‘be’
– I finally convict myself of fraud I did not commit.
You say this way you could reach greater heights,
Otherwise you may just plateau,
I say one can reach dizzying depths too,
A futile chase after an apparition,
An image not of my choosing,
Not mine to begin with,
Hallucinating into a human aberration.
Which is more dangerous?
Let me embark free of expectations,
‘Coz this is a voyage of self –discovery.