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I want to be like you

Posted by on February 2, 2010

I want to be thinner
I want to be prettier
I want to be cleverer
I want to be like you

I want to have nicer hands
I want to have nicer hair
I want to have a better brain
I want to be more than I am

I want a big house
I want lots of cash
I want lots of stuff
I want I want I want

But you don’t have my girls
You don’t have my husband
You don’t have my life
And if you knew me
You’d have envy.

This is a poem I have written to all those people I have ever wanted to be like, all those people who might have made me feel less than I really am. All those people who are probably lovely, but just make me feel a teensy bit crap.

This was in response to the Judith’s Room theme week. This week’s theme was Envy.

2 Responses to I want to be like you

  1. Mummy Zen

    Such an important thing to remember when we experience envy – that there’s someone who’s envious of you and your life too. Your poem is a lovely expresson of remembering the good things we have in our lives.

  2. It's a Mummys Life

    Thankyou MZ. You are right, it’s all about perception.

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