Just Be Yourself

Alan Do

Poem: Be Yourself - Ellen Bailey



Why would you want to be someone else
When you could be better by being yourself
Why pretend to be someone you are not
When you have something they haven't got

Cheating yourself of the life you have to live
Deprives others of that only which you can give
You have much more to offer by being just you
Than walking around in someone else's shoes

Trying to live the life of another is a mistake
It is a masquerade; nothing more than a fake
Be yourself and let your qualities show through
Others will love you more for being just you

Remember that God loves you just as you are
To Him you are already a bright shining star
Family and friends will love you more too
If you spent time practicing just being you

Poem: Main Idea

The poem is about being who you really are. We were created to all unique and different, and we should embrace that fact. Everyone will still love you if you just be you.


"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." - Dr. Seuss "Happy Birthday to You!"



Why I Chose It

I chose this poem because I believe we should just be who we are. We shouldn't hide behind a mask in life, and live a lie. We should embrace the weirdness we are and live our lives to the fullest.


" When life gets hard you've got to remember who you are and forget about what people think just be who you want to be" - The Mowgli's "Time"

Song: All I Want - A Day To Remember

I'm always screaming my lungs out 'til my head starts spinning
Playing my songs is the way I cope with life
Won't keep my voice down
Know the words I speak are the thoughts I think out loud

I like to keep things honest
I'm a safe bet like your life's staked on it, for real
I'd hate to keep you all wondering
I'm constant like the seasons, I will never be forgotten man

Let's leave no words unspoken
And save regrets for the broken
Will you even look back when you think of me?

All I want is a place to call my own
To mend the hearts of everyone who feels alone
Whoa, you know to keep your hopes up high
And your head down low
Keep your hopes up high and your head down low

Still got something left to prove
It tends to keep things movin' while everyone around me says
My last days are looming overhead
But just what the hell do they think they know?

I keep my head above the water
While they drown in the undertow
Let's leave no words unspoken and save regrets for the broken
Will you even look back when you think of me?

All I want is a place to call my own
To mend the hearts of everyone who feels alone
Whoa, you know to keep your hopes up high
And your head down low

All I want is a place to call my own
To mend the hearts of everyone who feels alone
Whoa, you know to keep your hopes up high
And your head down low

If you take it from me, live your life for yourself
'Cause when it's all said and done, you don't need anyone else
C'mon!

So let's get back to when everything seemed perfect
Not a worry in the world, tell me was this all worth it?
I get what I want so everyone's always judging me
I'm not afraid of anything, I've got the whole world in front of me

All I want is a place to call my own
To mend the hearts of everyone who feels alone
Whoa, you know to keep your hopes up high
And your head down low

All I want is a place to call my own
To mend the hearts of everyone who feels alone
Whoa, you know to keep your hopes up high
And your head down low

Keep your heads down low
Keep your heads down low
Keep your hopes up high
And your heads down low

A Day To Remember - All I Want

Connection

All I Want is a song about someone who doesn't care at all about what people think of him. "So everyone's always judging me. I'm not afraid of anything, I've got the whole world in front of me." The song lyrics mean he's not afraid to be judged. He has his whole life ahead of him why let one person get in his way. He should just be who he is and life his life to the fullest.

Original Poem

A mask can only hide you for so long.

Because soon the light will shine bright.

Like a glistering butterfly out of a monotone cocoon.

If you could only take off the mask.

Like the Phantom of the Opera.

If only you could see what we could.

Just how wonderful a person you could be.

Maybe someday you will break out of the cocoon of fear.

Maybe someday you too will be soaring in the sky.

With not a fear in the world just you being you.