I think this one is both clever and poignant. 'Ewe' and 'Aye' -I particularly like the play. Clever, but I think the clever elements underline the wound or the wish to disguise those things we aim to keep back from others. Our perceived weaknesses or just our vulnerability.
I like most the second part. I value honesty, even if it's contrary to everything I'd like to believe. I think that part expresses that ideal pretty well, in a that gets under the skin.
Ultimately I feel like a kind of kinship with the ideas. We want things but we don't. We need things but they remain out of reach. This is it.
I certainly relate to the feeling of wanting to be a good man. Logically I know I am, on paper. But there is always this burning that I'm still not enough and I won't ever be. I think it could be a curse but I also think it's part of who I am and why I try and do better and improve on everything I do.
The third stanza confuses me. Maybe I just don't understand it properly but I can't really make out what it is you're saying there. Is ewe as in gross?
I'm with jacob on favorite lines. Those are some damn good words.