Not For Me

05 Jul 2003

Pain is not for the pretty
The fair of face and heart
We will all I am told be ugly and old
But pain is not for me

Work is not for the brilliant
Those with minds strong and free
And though I struggle at times to find a rhyme
Work is not for me

Friends are not for those beloved
Of the stage or screen
And though I have met with little success
Friends are not for me

Great deeds are not for the modest
To make their mark on history
We all have our dreams of worldwide regimes
But great deeds are not for me

The truthful must never be lied to
Lest they hear dishonestly
And though I am told it is more than silver and gold
The truth is not for me