Life's Escapades

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Let others be others. Let you be you.

A fun, whimsical poem about being yourself.

Submitted: July 13, 2016

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I’m off!  Off, I say!  Off on an adventure!

I may be back; I may slack; I may shudder in shacks and whiff the shellac before I smear its constituents in continuance like black molasses on a banana cream pie.

Or I could run along home where I’ll find myself alone in a shaggin’ wagon scored in periwinkle blue, late for the date I’d made for me and you.

It won’t matter where I go from there or how I comb my hair; so long as my tie is straight when I spin out the gate, it will be a hot time on the cool town tonight!  And that’s what I’m banking on.

Because life is too short, y’see!  Too short with not enough legroom to get it how you want it.  You need to do what you can with what you’ve been given.  Take the wheel and let life be driven by your passions and desires, wants, likes, loves, and curiosities.  You need to soil your gotchies and streak your panties from time-to-time, then buy yourself a new pair of clean underwear on your own nickel and dime.

Let fire breathe from your belly and onions sting out your nostrils!  Let lemonade squirt out your eyes and raspberry jelly be the reason you’re in the hospital!

Take some bumps and some bruises and throw them in a vat.  Add some of this, a little bit of whatever and mix it with a touch of that.

Get out your clay and sculpt a dream!

Get out your paints and illustrate that you’re free!

Eat raisins and drink milk.  It don’t matter what other people think.  The people who truly matter won’t act like a dink.  Talk gibberish and eat a chocolate chunk.  Who cares if anyone thinks you’re drunk!

Cuss like a trucker and dress like a dandy!

Give a load of sass to the asshole getting randy.

Swish the wine in your mouth when you take a drink and tell everyone at the table what you think.  Let them chortle!  Let them snarf!  Let them race to the bathroom because they’re about to barf!

Let others be others.  Let you be you.

It’s not for others to let you be yourself; that’s something only you can do.

Take off on an adventure!  It’s something you won’t regret.  The only time you’ll wish things had turned out different is when you decided to quit.


© Copyright 2017 Jeff Bezaire. All rights reserved.

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