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Life my own way

May 13, 2010
By Pitiful_Anonymous PLATINUM, New Cumberland, West Virginia
Pitiful_Anonymous PLATINUM, New Cumberland, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"and all you f***ers go beep beep beep in cheap,plastic cars. If It's to dumb to see or say you'll still sing it, and I'll just cue the applause" - Marilyn Manson

What do i want to be?
I want to look and see.
but i know i can't today.
Because its their say....

Tell me what to say
and tell me what to do.
But don't tell me to be like you,
Cus' I'll do life my own way.
I'll do life my own way.

You know what you want..
You don't know what they'll think
You just want to go,
but they might say no.

So you don't because they told you so...

Tell me what to say,
and tell me what to do,
but don't tell me how to be like you.
Cus' I'll do life my own way...
I'll do life my own way.

Yeah, I'll do life my own way.
Sorry to take your power away...
But i have to do life my own way.

The author's comments:
I wrote this recently, i found myself being told how to live my life by my loved ones and my "friends". I wrote this as a sort of celebration of the end of that point in my life, and the beginning of a new one.

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This article has 6 comments.

on Jul. 30 2010 at 10:24 am
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

awwwesome. grreaat voice ^^ i see your point, and you said it wonderfully:))

on Jul. 26 2010 at 1:35 am
teenbookworm14 PLATINUM, Plainfield, Connecticut
41 articles 0 photos 164 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing gold can stay" -Robert Frost

totally agreeing again!

Swiwi17 SILVER said...
on Jul. 20 2010 at 10:24 pm
Swiwi17 SILVER, Glasscity, Nevada
8 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing ever promised tomorrow today"

I love the point of renewal. You can definitely tell by reading it that you are marking a turning point, and that this part of your life is over.

I can feel the anger too. Almost as if it were heat. But maybe anger isn't the right word....seriousness...maybe

on Jul. 18 2010 at 10:47 pm
Sill_Sitter11 BRONZE, Milan, Ohio
3 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

I like how even though in this poem you're being told to do this and that always in the back of your mind youre like "No, that's not me" That's how I am. You should try poems that dont rhyme. I think they would flow much better and you seem like you could pull one off!!!! You're very deep, that's the type of poem you need.

on Jul. 14 2010 at 6:30 pm
respecturself7 SILVER, Medina, New York
8 articles 0 photos 76 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is a natural law in life to settle.....I broke that law ~Katherine Hepburn
Love, Is the severest of mental diseases~U.K.
Spinning always spinning....when life puts me down I'll give you a call~respecturself7

Kay, I think it's cool you wanting to liberate yourself from the expectations of others and be who you are. I'm not sure how I feel about the song itself. Sorry, I don't know so I don't think I can fairly critique it. that's me being honest.

on Jul. 12 2010 at 6:12 pm
Just.A.Dream SILVER, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
7 articles 0 photos 430 comments

Favorite Quote:
Part of the J7X team. :)

I can kinda relate to this poem. It reminds me of one of my favorite songs. :) This sends a powerful message, keep up the good writing!