I'm Proud of You


By Molly-Ann Leikin

I'm proud of you
even though I haven't heard your voice
or read a stop-this-limo line in one of your lyrics
or danced to your tracks in my get-down-Molly shower.

I'm proud of you
for honoring yourself, no matter who says
you're nothin'
but another jerk who's a joke with a pen.

You're my hero
for believing in yourself
when some suit who quit on his own dreams one breath too soon
tries to trample you with golf shoes and glee.

Hey - this is me.
and I say your job is to write
and write
and write some more
'til your pencil breaks and your fingers bleed
from your 12-string defense against Harvard Law.

I'm proud of who you are and what you do and do.
Are you?

I sure hope so.

They're saving your seat at the Grammys.