THE MAN I LONG TO BE.

The truth is something I avidly desire, 

the one thing I would give if I had the opportunity to inspire. 

It's everything, the only thing, that I wish to be;

all I would wish for a young man to see.
 

For a man who is pure in word and action,

and honest and sincere regardless of his fear,

rare is this man that I long to see;

and rarer is the man that I long to be-

a man who without hesitation,

lives untamed in who he is.
 


And as for me,

I have no desire to take part in the normality,

in the growing expectation within my society,

for me to become another fictitious, empty man.

For I crave honesty and purity,

the truth, alone;

for the true and pure men are the only free men I know.

 

So you can take your money, and take your fame-

the drinks, and take me from the girls,

there’s no price on what I wish to be. 

 

For all I wish is to find that I,

as a man, am enough.

And that I, whether in solitude or crowd,

am secure in and loyal to who I am.

And that I may have the freedom in knowing

and seeing everyday in the mirror 

a true man, 

a free man-

a man who without hesitation

lives untamed in who he is.

 

Thus is the reason I crave honesty and purity,

the truth alone;

for the true and pure men

are the only free men I know.

 

And about this true man I long to see,

I promise you,

one day,

this man will be me.