I Am Me (Poem)

I’m not a writer
Although I love to write

I’m not an orator
Although I’m a skilled communicator

I’m not a public speaker
Although I love to speak publicly

I’m not a poet
Although I express myself poetically

I’m not an artist
Although I sometimes paint pictures

I’m not a designer
Although I create things with my hands

I’m not a carpenter
Although I enjoy building things with wood

I’m not weak
Although sometimes I may cry

I’m not a bitter person
Although sometimes I may get angry

I’m not you
Although you may see a part of you in me

I am me
And that’s all I want you to see
Because that’s all I’ll ever be
Unapologetically me

By Bradford Lee Mace