Live My Life

I’d like to live my life as I
See fit to live it here.
To let my thoughts soar to the sky
Or drift ‘twixt earth and air.

I’d like to love the man I choose
Not give heed what folks might say;
To live; to love; to gain; to lose;
My life my own each day.

I’d like to travel where I would
With none to interfere
To be as I would, bad or good,
In mischief here or there.

I want to love whom I mustn’t love,
Do things that I shouldn’t do;
But old conventions hold me bound;
And family standards too.

– Circa 1924

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