Who am I?

Who am I?
What is my name?
I am the one who won’t play your game

I cannot identify
with you who want a free supply
I will not be leeched upon
Pay your own way

Who are you…
tell me your name
They ask with a grin
to hide their shame

I’m the one who loves my life
I will never sacrifice
anything I value
for your personal gain.

~Melanie Blackwell- (A little Ode to Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand)

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11 responses to “Who am I?

  1. I am actually reading that book now! It is taking me a long time because my vision isn’t good and I can’t read for long periods anymore “cries” This is perfect Melanie absolutely perfect =)

  2. been a while since i read that…ha…rand is pretty cool, though you are right people either love or hate her…the fountainhead is very good….i like the strength in your verse…to stand up…

    visiting from mlm’s prompt

  3. interesting..provokes a lt of thoughts

  4. “I cannot identify
    with you who want a free supply
    I will not be leeched upon
    Pay your own way” – very empowering, I am most glad I read this.

  5. Nice one and a nod to Atlas as well. I sold a copy of that book to the son of an older woman who came into our bookstore (feminist bookstore), and demanded that he read it. He was in his late 30s and promised he would read it. She nodded and smiled at me…we shared a secret in that moment. Wonderful poem.

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