What to be


What to be

If I weren’t me

What would I be?

If I could escape my humanity

What to be… Let me see…

If I could be changed into anything

I could become a roaring lion king

I’d defend the pride with claws and teeth

A flowing mane would be my virile wreath

Maybe I wouldn’t care

Tromping along like a big ol’ bear

I’d eat berries and some grubs

For dessert some pureed bugs.

How about something regal

Perhaps a great big soaring eagle

I would fly in heavenly skies

Gliding on the wind up high

I’d be free of my humanly gifts

My family I would mostly miss

I’d have peers to whom I couldn’t converse

I think I’d be lonely on this earth

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am2anangel commented on What to be


excellent write and imagination. Sigh what to be if I could be anything? something to think about. well done. enjoyed this piece. -Tonya

ccslim commented on What to be


If I could be free of my humanity, I could leave you with more than what you see. But the skin can't be shed no matter who's blood been shed for a human is what we're weant to be. lol sorry wOOt I dig the ditty and glad you're still in the hood!



I think you might have something there. Needs a little work, but I like where you are going. Let me know when you have it polished. Thanks for commenting. :)

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

Oblaidon’s Poems (26)

Title Comments
Title Comments
What to be 2
Pressing On 8
Born to You and Me 9
Scorched 9
Daddy’s Girl 12
In a Flash 12
Skinny Dipping 20
lf 9
Woman to Man 21
Sign of the Cross 12
Love Embraced 21
Our Biggest Threat 14
In God I Trust 10
Driving Past Graves 17
When I was a Kid. 18
Pets by our Side 8
Rocky Shores 10
A minuscule bug 14
Heart of a Poet 29
My Armor is Faith 12
For Our Troops 8
Baby Has a Name. 17
My MI 3
My Love 8
The Grace of God 13
Rhyming Poems 20