I Wanna Be

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I wrote this poem to express the opportunities that so many are blindly told exist, but exist for who?

Submitted: February 29, 2008

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Submitted: February 29, 2008

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PART ONE
Many doors are open
How many can you see
Which one will you take
Where will you be
 
I put my name on a door
Then I closed my door
People kept knocking
My door is a whore
 
I removed my door
And built a window
So you will not knock
But I can still show
 
Many doors are open
How many can you see
One door is a window
Because it belongs to me
 
I have a back door
One you can not see
I’ll tell you where it is
For only some money
 
Now I have control
Of my room you will not know
My doors become private
Nowhere left to go
 
PART TWO
I do not know many things
I wish to know all things
We do not know many things
We wish to know all things
 
Opportunity knocks
What a joke
Put your life
On the guides of hope
 
I can be what you are
I can know what you know
Just open your door
And greet with hello
 
I shall listen with heart
And contribute with talk
Together we’ll grow
On this long life walk
 
I can be anything
That I wish to be
When did this become
No more than a dream
 
I try to build my mind
But all knowledge I find
Has been labeled by another
Off limits and MINE
 
PART THREE
I am all but alone
Looking for doors
It won’t be too long
Before we’re knocking at yours
 
Open the door
Without fret or worry
Sit down please
And tell me a story
 
Your knowledge will live
Beyond your grave
If only displayed
For all eyes to gaze
 
I have so much to say
And so much to ask
As do we all
That is a fact
 
I dream beyond
Still like a kid
Do you remember
If you ever did
 
Many doors are open
How many do you see
You will find none
That are owned by me


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