A Better Guy – A Poem by Ian Lepkowsky

A Better Guy

I was walking through the fire as I pondered how I could’ve been a better guy
I was looking through the memories and floating through confusion as I wondered why

What was the purpose of my life?

I was always chasing money
I hit the ground running
And my life passed me by

Looking back from the end
It was all just pretend
I know I wasn’t that guy

I was acting for the audience
Whoever I even thought that was
And now I wonder why

I know for sure I could have been a better guy

I made money for my family
My wife, she couldn’t stand me
But Hey!
At least my kids were fine
At least I think my kids were mine
Unless their father was a better guy

Maybe my wife cheated
And that might make me feel defeated
If I didn’t know why

I wish I was a better guy

Looking back at my life I just wish
I was a better guy

Ian Lepkowsky

Ian is a passionate writer searching for personal transformation through unconditional self expression. He's also a philosopher, artist, and creator that's interested in video games and food and stuff.

Leave a Reply