I'm no Richard Cory By She'Davia Williams I'm no "Richard Cory" Though I often seem like him Like everything is going right And nothing at all can make me cry But what I really feel inside Is something more profound I feel like **** I feel like crap Like I dont want to be around But no, I'm no "Richard Cory" I dont have everything I dont have fame I dont have money I have no reason to sing People do not admire me As I walk throughout the town Instead they stare And shake their heads As if they all wear gold crowns Yes, I'm no "Richard Cory" But his path was quite intriguing He had everyone fooled He made everyone drool But to him his life was quite fatiguing I will not be "Richard Cory" I wont do what he did on "one calm summer night" I will not "put a bullet through [my] head" "Richard Cory" was not like I He made the choice to die But I wont take that I will fight back Until I can make everything right See, I'm no "Richard Cory" ------------------------------------ I was inspired to write this poem after reading the poem "Richard Cory" by Edward Arlington Robinson. This is the poem "Richard Cory" Whenever Richard Cory went down town, We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favored and imperially slim. And he was always quietly arrayed, And he was always human when he talked, But still he fluttered pulses when he said, "Good-morning," and he glittered when he walked. And he was rich--yes, richer than a king-- And admirably schooled in every grace: In fine, we thought that he was everything To make us wish that we were in his place. So on we worked, and waited for the light, And went without the meat and cursed the bread; And Richard Cory, one calm summer night, Went home and put a bullet through his head.