I am an introvert pushed to be an extrovert.
You see, I’m told that if I want to be a leader that I must perform,
must be LOUD,
give public speeches, flap my wings and take flight as a social butterfly.
that all the greater opportunities are given to those who don’t shy
and for this I’ve tried,
tried to be someone I am not.
I have lived this sweet lie,
And cause of this I have been encouraged, criticized, encouraged, criticized,
but every time a word has left my mouth never had it been so bitter, so forced,
who wants to be a leader, when the truth you speak,
comes from lying to yourself.
So, maybe, just maybe, I rather stay who I am.
I rather, keep it inside of me or put it on paper.
I rather be quiet and all alone in own my home.
Let others be leaders while I mark an X.
Cause if one man can make all the difference,
do I really need a crowd?
Then maybe, just maybe, I should stay quiet, be quiet.