So What If I Am?

14 Nov

So What If I Am?

Sometimes when you show passion
About some kind of cause
It isn’t exactly met with
A big round of applause

Sometimes people will make fun
And say such classics like
“What are you, some kind of…” and
Insert their chosen strike

If you speak of the ego
And other deep content
And get accused of being a
Psychology student

If you watch your diet and
For health are a campaigner
And get accused of being some
Kind of personal trainer

If you praise the Lord above
And give glory to Him
And someone calls you a preacher
As if it’s something grim

If you are a creator
Of music, stories, art
And someone calls you an “artiste”
As if you’re much more smart

Don’t you dare allow them to
Make it seem like it’s bad
Head up, chest out and bellow
This line as if you’re glad:

“So what if I am?” you say to them
“So what if I do care?
So what if I show passion and
So what if you compare

My interests to people who have
Dedicated much time
And effort for the same passions?
So what? Is that a crime?”

Keep in mind that “What are you?”
When asked in a snide tone
Usually comes from someone
Who has not found their own

Passion or purpose in life
And feels inadequate
The irony of what they say
Is that they can’t commit

To any of the jobs that they
Accuse you of being
So nod your head and do not be
Afraid of agreeing

“What’s so bad about the job
That you’ve just listed off?
Is dedication and hard work
Something at which you scoff?

If it is, I’ve heard enough
That’s all I need to know
You just don’t see what it takes to
Evolve, advance and grow”

Let them try to make their fun
By listing off those trades
Because the people that do them
Possess passion in spades



5 Responses to “So What If I Am?”

  1. heartofbella November 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    This is was beautiful…thank you! I feel like I am constantly trying to protect my passions b/c of people who do this….I love how you put this, your words ring very very true….people who have not found themselves are very snide and revolted by other’s kindness, smarts and talents….great work! Bravo!

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom November 14, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

      Thank you, that’s very kind of you to say. Glad to see it resonated with you.
      Peace & strength,

  2. jewelparis November 19, 2011 at 7:59 am #

    So true!! To speak from the heart, for what one believes regardless of interpretation of others is a wonderful experience!! Thank you!

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom November 19, 2011 at 8:00 am #

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting. It’s very much appreciated. 🙂

  3. willofheart November 26, 2011 at 6:06 am #

    you made me remind my very first time writing my first post, I was hesitant to do it…but when finally did it… I am glad I made it…. yes so what if I love this passion so much… this post is excellent….

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