The man I wished to be

Can I ever express to you
the desire that fires me
and the imagination
that is as haunting
as a ghost that
will not let me be?

I am a plain and simple
man, strangely morose at times,
but always with a wit
that measures that echoes
of my soul.

And it is this soul
that defines me
and brings the colour
and life of each
day’s struggle
to the table
of my joy.

You do not have
to join me in this quest
to find the man
that I always
wished to be;
but please stand and watch
and keep your eyes fixed
on this man
who is now free.