Almost Me

Almost Me

I was almost me
Tried to be like all
Grass thought to be green
Set me up for fall

Chasing a result
Left me feeling bare
Worthiness questioned
Happiness was rare

Incomplete version
Unnatural lull
Focused surface view
My glass was half full

As I searched outside
I would squint to see
Always wanting more
I was almost me

Then I stopped the chase
Listened to my heart
Set aside my fears
Played my truest part

Using what I have
Trusting it’s enough
Letting my light shine
Clearing out old stuff

Being my true self
Weight began to shed
Forward move direct
No more have to tread

Purpose now in sync
Life clearly in flow
Always been complete
I just didn’t know

Sun shining brighter
Gratitude in tow
No more almost me
I was always whole

Copyright G. Brian Benson 2013

Published by: gbrianbenson

Founder of Reawaken Media. Writer, multiple award-winning author, TEDx speaker, actor, filmmaker, storyteller, inspirational poet, radio personality, finisher of over 50 triathlons (including 4 Ironman distance races) and cross-country bicyclist. 2016 is already heating up for Brian as he he has a recurring part on the new TV show Sangre Negra, has been invited to give a TEDx talk in Pasadena at the end of May, was interviewed for the soon to be released documentary The Last Formula and will be releasing his new film short Searching for Happiness in early summer. In addition to acting in TV and film, Brian enjoys creating his own projects. In 2011 Brian created Guitar Man, a movie project that he wrote, produced and acted in that was filmed in downtown Reno, Nevada. The movie was written by Brian with the idea of sharing the messages ‘that we all have a lot in common’ and ‘that our true gifts reside within ourselves.’ Guitar Man was well received and was accepted to 11 movie festivals and was a winner at the Love Unlimited Film and Art Festival, won an honorable mention prize in the narrative short category at the 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards as well as a Golden Reel Award from the Nevada Film Festival. Before Brian got into acting he authored four books, including Brian’s List – 26 1/2 Easy To Use Ideas on How to Live A Fun, Balanced, Healthy Life! which was the winner of a 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Self-Help category. Brian’s latest book Finding Your Voice was an award-winning Finalist in both the 2013 USA Book News and the Indie Excellence Book Awards. Brian lives in Los Angeles, California and will be releasing his first children's book "Steve the Alien" in late October of 2016. Visit Brian's website - www.gbrianbenson.com

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