Mistaken Identity by John Radford

Submitted by John Radford on Tue, 25/10/2016 - 21:31

Mistaken Identity

Every time you look at me,
it must be a case of mistaken identity,
and every way that you are to me,
seems like a case for mistaken identity.

I don’t feel worthy of all your care.
Why do you stand by me? You are always there?
You treat me better than I ever earned,
like I have more knowledge than I have ever learned.
You think my heart is so warm and nice,
but sometimes it has been hard as a rock and as cold as ice.
You catch my tears, and then you dry my eyes,
even though my life was filled with hate and lies.
You calm me down when I feel I’m going to blow.
Why do you do all this? Hey! It is me you know!

Every time you look at me
I am sure it is mistaken identity,
and every way that you are to me,
is it a case of mistaken identity?

You pick me up every time I fall,
and listen out for me every time that I call.
You provide for me everything that I need,
you removed my selfishness and greed.
Then you held me in your arms and said it will be ok,
although I kicked and screamed, and wanted my own way.
You healed my hurts that were deep inside,
you dealt with my bad attitude and my pride.
Now I am loved from my head, down to my toe.
I love what you do but it is me you know.

Each time you look at me,
I know it cannot be a case of, mistaken identity,
and every way that you are to me,
is because you are helping me take on, my true identity.

Copyright © 2016 John Radford

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