Not unless I let it
Not unless I set the standard oh so very high that any under-achievement on my part still appears to be a relative success to them
A ladder of hope on a whole other level
Pegging it with mere mortals and far, far more
They will never get to understand my real dreams, my goals
And that”s quite alright
To etch my name down in folklore as this green isle’s most headstrong, over-achieving, notably mesmerising poet
They can take Heaney, they can leave him
But on their eyes meeting my page, they cannot but feel the outright need to read me
As much as they might need to breath
Build a back-story, filled with a telling degree of hope and glory
Sow every single goddamn seed right from the beginning