Here is the second poem inspired by the blog
This is what I was given, I am who I am
Yet could I become something I’m not?
Become better, upgraded, top notch?
Yet this is what you gave me, can I be what I’m not?
The aversion to groups, living a quiet life
I got this from you and yet I feel I must try
Spend time with friends, get out and about
‘It’s hard to be different’ again I will cry
My social life is behind me, I wish to just settle
Then I’m dragged from the house by a demand
I have to keep going, spend time in large groups
Pretend to enjoy the noise and smile they command
I can’t be what I’m not. I’ve tried time and again
So let me now settle in the company of paper and pen