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INTO MY PICTURE

 

 That's me--there on the left,

That was taken five years ago.

We all ran in a pack,

I remember that life was slow.

Whose hand snapped this shot?

Who saw me this way that fall?

Looking at myself,

I don't recognize me at all.

But now I'm ready

To step out

And into my picture.

 

Used to fade in the back,

No one could see my face

Unless it would be by

Somebody else's grace;

A keen eye posing the shot,

"A little more to the left."

I'd squirm; blur the frame

 

Trying to look their best.

But now I'm ready

To step out

And into my picture.

 

So look out--here I come

Toting my lens and frame.

I'll take credit for this;

It's me who will take the blame.

No one else will say

 

How they think I should look.

I'll be calling the shots;

It's me who will write this book.

Because I'm ready

To step out

And into my picture.

 

c 2002 Rachel Nelson

08/28/2012                         Copyright  BardLive Music     2012