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He who walks with wolves braves the unknown.

This is me, in the 21st century.
I know I’m not everything you want me to be.
I don’t have flashy things,
a diamond ring,
a Mercedes-Benz to ride you around.
But we have each other
in the 21st century
that should count for something.

This is me, in the 21st century
we don’t have a ship to go to the stars,
we can’t go out and buy a new car
we’re not rich,
we don’t have it all
but we manage to get by.

This is me, in the 21st century
I plunged into the deepest ocean for you
but what did I get in return?
It wasn’t an I love you.

You want everything,
but I can’t supply it all
no matter how hard I work.

This is me, in the 21st century
I’m trying so hard to give you the things that you need
but you want, want, want
why not ask for what you need?

This is me, in the 21st century
I made it on my own
without you.

I climbed the tallest mountain,
and swam the largest sea.
I’m better off without you
all you did was use me.

This is me, in the 21st century,
as happy as I can be.
this is me
21st century me.

Categories: Poetry
Tags: #Life

Comments (8)

  • brian . May 31, 2011 . Reply

    better to know that now b/c you would have to live with it well into the centruy…and if you can make it on your own in the after, you know there are still a few girls out there looking to get their need me, that want only someone to love them…

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 1, 2011 . Reply

      Exactly. A lot of people use others. But there is someone out there who will love you for you. 🙂

      • Elena Ornig . February 11, 2012 . Reply

        I am so touched by your responce because I do not just believe it is true – I live it!
        You are absolutely right on spot, Bradley!
        There is always someone out there who will love you for who you are without trying to change you or control you; or use you.
        One, who seeks a soul mate must look harder and further and never give up.

        My warmest regards,
        Elena Ornig

        • (Author) Bradley Howington . February 11, 2012 . Reply

          Indeed, Elena!

          “One, who seeks a soul mate must look harder and further and never give up.”

          :heart:

  • kez . June 1, 2011 . Reply

    great poem ….sometimes one is better being alone than trying to constantly please another when nothing is returned ….love is compromise, thanks for sharing

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 1, 2011 . Reply

      Thank you, Kez! I agree with you completely. And you’re welcome! 🙂

  • Claudia Schönfeld . June 1, 2011 . Reply

    love the title and the whole poem – if you have each other..then there’s not much else you really need..no matter what century you’re in…

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . June 1, 2011 . Reply

      Thank you, Claudia! I agree. 🙂

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