Having spent the best part of my life
doing what was expected,
day to day being looked down upon
and never respected.
I hid away to try and figure out
where it was, I had gone wrong,
only to discover the answer
was in front of me all along.
I had lived my life
by other people’s rules,
I treated my imagination
as a hindrance instead of a jewel.
I was afraid to think for myself
or ever step out of line
believing any idea I may have
would be rejected for simply being mine.
At last now I have had my fill
and no longer care what they say,
I am going to follow my dreams
without any more delays.
I may have wasted my past
but my future is still ahead
and there is still so much
I can achieve before I am dead.