when I used to be me

when I used to be me poem by steven james humphreys

way back then

I used to be me

swinging like a hairy monkey

on my genetic family tree…

I thought I’d be free

when I grew up

I didn’t know who I was

didn’t quite understand

life’s master plan

but, when I thought

for myself

I stopped drinking

becoming me again,

a brand new ‘old’ man

it took me a long time

didn’t cost a thin dime

but, I had to decide

to give up the

egotistical pride

no longer hiding

feelings I felt

yet, I knew I had changed

and, became me once more

as I walked ‘out the in’ door

setting

myself

free

from

want of

more and more things

in

transcendence

from

who I

used to be.

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