"Just Be Yourself" Yeah, Sure Doc

"Just Be Yourself" Yeah, Sure Doc

A Poem by Baby Ricochet

People always say "just be yourself"
       Until you piss them off
Then they wage their shaming finger
   and yell and scold and scoff

That's not what we meant you a*****e
       Seems a typical retort
  You're a bad man Mr Ricochet
   We''ll see your a*s in court

 I have many selves to choose from
      Which one do you want
   Something socially acceptable 
      or a beast you can taunt

I'm the sweetest guy you'll ever meet
         an a*****e and a prick
 I'm a charming southern gentleman
          and I can be a dick

 I've been shaped by my experience
          A life at times full tilt
  A product of countless memories
        Plagued by nagging guilt

With so many repeating tape loops
        Screaming in my brain
     Perceptions and reflections
        of what I can contain

     If only I could control them all
         Life would be just fine
    But I don't have a reboot setting
         plugged into my mind

    Instead I got drugs and therapy
       How Ricochet gets fixed
      Pharmaceutical technology
      Results were very mixed

    So I popped the pills they gave me
       Holy s**t my a*s was cured!
 The fact I couldn't feel a f*****g thing
     was conveniently obscured

     So I refused to take their drugs
           I was non-compliant
     They said I was being difficult
         I said I was self reliant
 
   Back and forth my counselors went
       with meds I wouldn't take
    Prescribed by quack physicians
     Who made obvious mistakes

Hey doc I think you got me confused
       with some emo pansy
 You say you want to
work with me
  and I'm the one that's crazy?

So when you hear "just be yourself"
        Take it with some salt
Cause they wanna f**k your head all up
       Then say it's all your fault



© 2013 Baby Ricochet



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So I popped the pills they gave me
Holy s**t my a*s was cured!
The fact I couldn't feel a f*****g thing
was conveniently obscured

Truth! Don't fix it, just hand it a pill and make it dependent for the rest of its life. Well penned.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

4 Years Ago

Thank you TL
Take a shot in the pot; quite a good poem you've here. Keep up the rants!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

4 Years Ago

thanks tai
Ranting s**t, don't ever quit. very cool my friend.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

4 Years Ago

Ha! Thank you Jack
Ha love it when you're difficult and taking pot shots at yourself Mark, those are your finest moments, much enjoyed your craziness! By the way, nobody really means 'be yourself' they mean be the person I expect you to be...

Posted 4 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

4 Years Ago

That's for sure. THanks for stopping by Frieda
Frieda P

4 Years Ago

My pleasure Mark always.
Hypocrisy at its finest. Those finger-wagging tools need to look at themselves. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone and all that jazz. People piss me off, and I'm glad I can count on you to voice what I won't. Haha, always a pleasure Ricochet. One of your best in my opinion.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

4 Years Ago

Thanks Rachel
been there, done that, non-compliant as i can be usually

Posted 4 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

4 Years Ago

Thanks for stopping by Emily
wow, You just tore it down , spectacular work , its true what you say , people want us to be ourselves but they also don't want to see our dark side ." I'm a charming southern (gentlemen)" ad for this line I think it would be better if you write (gentleman) its just an opinion , feel free to ignore it

Posted 4 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

4 Years Ago

Thank you Acucena
Acucena G.

4 Years Ago

My pleasure
This one is a winner! The flow and rhymes are spot on. It has humor but its serious at the same time. And it speaks to a problem that no one really talks about, we take meds for everything- even "to be ourselves". Great write man!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

4 Years Ago

Why thank you Serenus
This is the best thing you have written so far very intellectually well thought out.I agree with the diagnoses. Doctors are great at meding you up to stop you feeling .Man is a feeling animal and dealing in reality with his pain and sorrow joy and fears is all part of life. denying them leads to repressed desires and pain. I agree that you dont need meds to deal with this You just need to toss it about in your own mind a while and like pieces of a puzzle the random thoughts seem in time to become pieces of a puzzle that falls in place forming the character of the man defined by his experiences and friends willing to go that distance good or bad along side him.
100/100

Posted 4 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

4 Years Ago

Thank you Tate. I appreciate your input.
Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

You are welcome your work like your mind is expanding exponentially. As Twain said "I'm not an Ameri.. read more
Sounds like you found yourself.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

4 Years Ago

Thank you Donald

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