I Wanna Be by C.Miller

I Wanna Be by C.Miller

A Poem by Pauline

 (better read aloud)

I Wanna Be……..


In the pursuit of happiness,

I wanna be……..


Ruthless not toothless,

Brazenly bold not too freaking old!

Prophetic not apologetic,

On a constant climb not sadly, sadly…out of time


And along the way, 

I wanna be……..


A free-thinking mind not a 9 to 5 grind,

A mountain stream not a nasty little scheme,

A mind-blowing creator not a one-dimensional hater,

A vision harvesting trawler not a closed mind stonewaller.


And I wanna be,


A summit topping explorer not a local bar brawler,

A disco ball not a drunken fall,

A creamy stout not an Instragram pout,

A righteous man not a driving ban.


And I wanna be,


A break dancer not a human cancer,

A Hollywood movie thriller not a long-faced buzz killer,

A flashing techno strobe not a bigoted xenophobe,

A steadfast and loyal friend not a gutter dwelling f*g end.


And I wanna be,


A real live wire not a lowdown sneaky liar,

A honest straight shooter not a shady joy looter,

A whispered kind word not a smelly, stinking t**d,

A fun-loving soul not a miserable a***hole.

© 2022 Pauline

Author's Note

This is my son's first poem so I thought I'd post it on here.

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Wow...First Poem?
sounds like he has been writing for years.

good stuff.

Posted 10 Months Ago

Ah, a poetic bucket list with some attainable goals. Mind if I borrow a few? :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thanks for your response but this is my son's work not mine so you would have to ask him about that... read more
JE Falcon

1 Year Ago

Sorry, I sometimes pass over the Author's note and go back later, it looks like I never went back. :.. read more
It's very powerful. He did a wonderful job with it.
Strong voice. The power of youth is on his side. He can shape his destiny and build his success on the trial and errors or those before him.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Pronounced Kee-Ah-Ra

1 Year Ago

Merci.....but no, I don't speak French.

1 Year Ago

Oh. Well it's an Irish origin.

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4 Reviews
Added on November 27, 2022
Last Updated on November 27, 2022



United Kingdom

I've been writing poetry for some time now. It allows me to escape some of the doldrums of life. I also paint when life allows me some quiet time. I wouldn't say I was great at either passtimes but I.. more..