Take a moment to revisit the real you, the invisible self, the person who looks out at the world through your eyes:
There is a me you cannot see,
A me that even I can’t see,
The person I was born to be,
The soul that soars inside of me.
Sometimes I see a fantasy,
The younger me I used to be,
A Peter Pan, forever free
To stay the person I love to be.
You would see me differently,
Perhaps someone you want to see,
A portrait that you paint of me,
The person you presume I’d be.
Please accept the reality
Of an inner me I long to free,
To be the person I was meant to be,
And to love the person I know as me.
Our common responsibility
Is not to assume who others might be,
Don’t put them in boxes, nor steal the key
That allows their talents to set them free.
We all are different, you must agree,
Unique in our talent and ability,
We yearn to allow the world to see
What we can do and give and be.
My message for the world to agree
Is for you to be you and me to be me,
To follow our passions and set them free,
To enjoy being you and enjoy being me.
- Peter Nicholls
You can hear the way I intended these words to be read by
clicking here to listen to/watch my YouTube presentation of "The Invisible Me"