A Side Of Me That Nobody's Seen

There’s a side of me that nobody’s seen

One that I usually hide

To avoid being left out

Or maybe even lied.

This side of me is different

One that is very new

Only my family has seen this me

The side of me that’s true.

Stuffing worms in my pocket

Climbing trees as well

Afraid of nature I was not

Something that everyone could tell.

Was named the “Crocodile Hunter”

Back when I had friends

Loved animals of all sizes until

Society had cut the ends.

Fearless to get muddy

I didn’t care what anyone thought

A destiny to work with animals

A dream I knew I’d sought.

I hated wearing dresses

I have never played dress-up

Played soccer with my brothers instead

Until we used the day enough.

I wasn’t afraid of getting hurt

Not knowing what lay ahead

The day my uncle died I knew

That my innocence was now dead.

He taught me how to go fishing, he did,

And I caught my very first fish

I never knew I could do it though

And he had satisfied my wish.

I wasn’t scared to hold it

‘Twas wet, slimy and cold

My uncle told me how old it could be

And I said, “Holy cow, that’s old!”

We went hiking a lot when I was young

And I loved the feeling of being free

However, when we drove home I saw

Some people cutting down the trees.

My family made fun of my saying:

“Save the trees!” I’d say

They screamed of laughter and made fun of me

They still do to this day.

I’d make up my own sports

Even my own words

People would hear me say them and

They’d tell me that I’m a nerd.

I wanted to get glasses, but,

Not only ‘cause my eyesight sucked

I wanted to prove my dorkness and

Go around running amuck.

I proclaimed myself an “orch dork”

Forever I am, ‘tis true

Never shall I give it up

Not even if you tell me to.

 

This is the side of me that nobody’s seen

I’ve spilled my secrets to you

If you read this, then you’re my friend

A friend that’s true as true.

I may be a bit different, though,

More lady-like, I know,

But inside, still, is the very real me

That eventually I’m bound to show.

I know that I’m a bit weirder than you

But who really cares about that

If you accept me for who I am then

I know I don’t have to fight you in combat.

So now, I’ve changed my ways

I am my old self once more

You helped me realize what was wrong

And I’m just like I was before.