Saturday, October 15, 2016

I’m a “wanna be”

I’m a “wanna be”
I wanna be graffiti covering walls boldly like Shira and
some old time guy – Crash one –
who painted graffiti on trains
I wanna be classical art like Van-Gogh, Degas and Matisse
Modern like Roy Lichtenstein, Pollach
I wanna be art covered in dead mosquitos
Visions of what we can and should be
Envelop my dreams

I wanna be actress, singer, grand some sports enthusiast
I wanna be poet, writer, Indian girl
Damn 3 percent Indian girl
Don’t you think I know it’s hard to be so many things
All at once, we have to climb high
Be many things all at once

I wanna be means I try every day
To be another me
Media throws so many me’s in my face
Everyday I’m like, “Who am I gonna be today
You wanna be me
Try to walk a mile in my shoes

Yes it’s cliché to say but so true
I wanna be Halle Berry, Jenifer Lopez, Marilyn Monroe,
Debbie Reynolds, Beyonce, and Jayne Mansfield
All rolled into one convenient slice of pie

I want to be a Royal Purple Audi 500, Special Pass Auto
I wanna be best of the best, is who I Want To Be
It’s hard to be anyone when mostly everyone
Barely knows who they are today, or tomorrow
Our hearts immune to roars of despair
Controlled by media, the score, blind deaf despair

Back in the day popularly called wanna be’s
Now everyone’s a “wanna be”
Hard to know true, everyone imagines we can be
Who we want to be – nurtured by American dreams,
A society amiss with misfits who all wanna be too
Some few have the means to be more than they are –
I don’t fit in with the Jones, try to fit in
Wherever I can, yeah it’s hard to be a loner
Barely fit in anywhere, if you please
Plus I don’t have the means to fit it in with the Jones
How free would we have to be
To be who we you wanna be today
The controllers say
Free your mind,
I ask can my mind decide my identity?

Try to be, can I be who I want to be today or any day
Happy New Year to you all and to all a good night
Ooooohhhh did ya hear we’re all free
So free that all we need do is free our minds
Be friends with crazy Bob Dylan,
Joni Mitchel and Natalie Merchant
Hobnob with high society
Just a wanna be

Wanna be someone different today?