(27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882 / Portland, Maine)

Who Am I?

Who am I to say it's wrong?
It's no one's business to say you don't belong.
Whatever your heart desires, for what you long.
Whatever you want to be, it's not wrong.
Whatever you want, it is true.
Don't let the sleazebags screw with you.

Who are they and who am I?
Stay true and do not deny.
Your passion is your fortune.
Now seek it with pride and teach a lesson
to all of those who think you're an abomination.

You know much more about the world.
These ignorant pukes have got to learn.
Follow your heart and don't be spurned.
Ever onward the world does turn.
You've found yourself, now fight on through.
Ignore the ones who call you a fool.

Who am I, no one it's true.
Nor are they, to subject you to this vast array.
Though unwilling are they to see,
you're human just like them and me.

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Comments (3)

Line 3 Verse 4..........Forge or Furge. A 'Geordie' from Newcastle - on - Tyne, England, would probably pronounce the word as Furge.
Sorry, I had meant to say that the last word in line 3 of verse 4 should read 'forge'.
A correcton is needed here; the last word in verse four should read 'forge'.