“I use to be”

I use to be

A man is telling me of all his many deeds and accomplishments.
I smiled and listen.
Pretend I care.

I don’t believe in talking about the past.
Today I am who I am.
What matters is what will I do today.

I used to be a drinker.
I used to be a Lover of women.
I used to tell the world to f-off and travel my own direction.

Now those days seem like Myths of someone elses  life.

I wonder who I am now?
The drinker lost the desire to drink.
The Lover found someone to hold on to.

The man who ran down streets and beaches telling the world to f-off has faded away.

Older, wiser and smarter?

I know today a man needs to be kind.

Needs to listen.

Fix problems, not create them.

Treat others with respect.

I used to be wild and crazy.

Now I know.

We need someone to love and protect.