A poem about being yourself at all costs

messlisa By messlisa, 2nd May 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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People sometimes hide things about themselves, due to fear of judgment or acceptance. I wrote this poem to those of you who hide for these very reasons. Pretending to be someone else never lasts.

Won't Get You Very Far

Have you ever kept something hidden,
about yourself?
Locked it away,
put it on the shelf.
Fearing judgment,
what people might say.
Because it is different,
they might not see it the same way.
So you feel like you,
have to hide.
That's a part of yourself,
you're keeping inside.
It's not fair,
to you nor to them.
And by keeping it hidden,
no one wins.
Who you are,
becomes a lie.
You can't be who you truly are,
no matter how hard you try.
Because that little part of yourself,
is digging a dark and deep hole.
One you can't crawl out of,
burying your soul.
To everyone who refuses,
to accept.
Everything you are,
until there is nothing left.
Be all that you are,
despite the cost.
Be true to yourself,
then nothings lost.
Let it shine and be proud,
of who you are.
Pretending to be someone else,
won't get you very far.

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Fake, Inspiration, Inspirational, Inspirational Poem, Inspirational Poetry, Inspires, Life Lessons, Poems, Poetry, Real, Realism, Realities Of Life

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author avatar messlisa
Regardless, of where life takes you there is always a story to be told. If one can look at a negative situation and portray it in a positive way, now that's literature.

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