In My Skin



Trapped in this new me, but I feel so free.

As I explore and discover…reveal and uncover – myself.

I could never see the ease in life, because the alligators were in my way.

Hiding the true simplicity of appreciating each day.

And as I let go

And stopped caring about what I didn’t know…

And told myself to stop thinking and just flow,

I realized that life doesn’t happen yesterday or tomorrow.

And by regretting and foreseeing…I was living in sorrow.

That there was so much more,

To do and explore…

And now I feel freer – than ever before.

Because wherever I go – well there I am.

And regardless of if I begin with a plan…

What will happen will be,

The day will reveal things to see…

And I’ll deal with the challenges and do what I can.

But the living in fear of what might or not be –

Is no longer the destiny that I want for me.

Because though there will be challenges – often and real,

I can live in my moments – and feel what I feel.

For tomorrow might bring things I don’t find okay,

But why would that stop me from living today?

I have a great skill,

And a much greater will…

And can truly make wonders from perceived disarray.

But I thought this confidence was so far away…

When it was waiting for me to say I was okay,

To forgive and to heal

Look at myself and be real,

And then it would join me on this brand new day.

But now that I have it, and can see things anew…

And know that life’s moments are fleeting and few.

I’ll do what I can,

For once be a man…

And do what feels right for myself, and not you.


1 Response to “In My Skin”

  1. 1 Shanelle Ingram
    March 29, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    I must say the I enjoy the writing of Mr. CQ. The fact that he and I are old friends has not influenced this posting in any way. I believe I am one of the friends who he disregards…I get none of that 10% of his time allotment for relationships. I see so much of myself in Mr. Quinn. We are trapped in adjacent closets. I made an attempt to reach out to him only to be completely ignored. I have an often unexpressed need to lean on an understanding shoulder. So Mr. Quinn if you are reading this touch bases with an old and forgotten friend below is my email address…


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