As I Am.: Peter Herget

I’m strange yet crazy.
I’m awkward yet cute.
I’m weird yet lovable.
I’m silly yet smart.
I can be your best friend
or I can just be. I can be
as loud as I am silent.
With a quiet whisper or
a thunderous roar.
I am who I choose to be.
Whether or not you like who I am.
I am going to continue to be.
I am not going to be judged by society.
I will not fall to the expectations
of those around me.
I will be, therefore I am
what I set out to be.
To be or not to be,
whether to bear arms and fight this
meaningless battle or may it be
to lay down and withdraw
from a war that ceases to exist.