I'm The Man I Want To Be

I look at myself in the mirror
And I like the person that I see
People can say whatever they want
I’m really happy to be me
.

The length of my hair is my business
I only wear clothes that I like
Why should I change my appearance?
Fault-finders will never be satisfied
.

I can't follow the confusing rules,
But I'm not the worst person on earth
It’s too difficult to please others,
So I do everything to please myself
.

Even if I become like someone else,
I’d still be an imperfect man
There's no faultless human being
I love myself; I’m the man I want to be
.

Don’t tell me how to live my life
I’m fed up with the dictations of society
It’s time to make my own decisions
From now on I’ll live the life I want
.

I’m a writer of Jamaican nationality
Patios is my native dialect
I also speak in the Queen's English,
But I don’t twang like a dry land tourist
.

I'm a plain and outspoken person
I don't put up with nonsense
Most of the time I keep to myself
I get a better feeling when I’m alone
.

Although I’m a multi-skilled person,
I don’t have to prove myself in any field
Frankly, I don’t impress people
And nobody can easily impress me
.

I strongly disapprove of certain formalities
They aren’t advantageous to me
Formalities originate from different cultures
I see no moral values in these things
.

Nobody can shove philosophy down my throat
I don’t want to hear anything from anybody
If I listen to every opinion, I’ll become a fanatic
Just leave me alone, I’m the man I want to be

This poem is about: 
Me

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