No Excuses

No Excuses
Form: Free Verse

As the song says
“I am what I am”
and damn right that needs no excuses
as excuses just make you feel comfortable
with my reality
and safe in your ideals of what I should be
when what I should be is me
I wasn’t born to be somebody else’s ideal
none of us are
I wasn’t born to be a great explorer
yet I am on a voyage of discovery
exploring the world of me
finding new horizons in my own identity
and facing the fear that may bring
it is my fear to face
and no one can protect me
and I don’t need protecting
from the new discoveries
with no way of knowing where they may lead me
it is my destiny to find
a destiny within my identity
within me