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John Lennon


By Guadalupe Perez


Everywhere on the web you will find
That quote from John Lennon
The one where he was asked
What he wanted to be when he grew up
And he said he wanted to be happy.


And that’s what I was supposed to be;
Happy.
But how do you become
That which is no longer seen?
That which is but a myth?


I was supposed to be carefree
With a bright smile to match my bright mind.
But as I dimmed down
So did that John Lennon quote.
And I was no longer anything.


They shoot you down when you’re happy
They will not stand to see you fly by,
I was supposed to be great
And get my family out of poverty.
I was supposed to be a savior.


We’re born with tremendous weight upon our shoulders
And it only gets heavier.
If you know who you’re supposed to be,
You hold on tight to that identity.
I lost who I’m supposed to be.

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