A Poem With an Inspirational Message - Immune

Poetry is a creative and affective way to express what we are feeling or what we have been through. It is also a creative and affective way to get an important or inspirational message that needs attention out there into the world.

I love poetry and bringing poems to life, especially those that will touch people in some way, or make them think, or make them take action.

In 2009, I have written a poem with a message that happens to be inspirational too. I think you will relate to it in some way or another. Enjoy!

Immune
Immune

My Poem - Immune

IMMUNE
(February 25, 2009)

You tell me how to think,
Tell me how to act,
Tell me how to dress;
You program me with your mind,
With your eyes,
With your voice.

You debug me inch by inch
Thinking I won’t crash,
But your test fails.
There is a bug inside me.
You can try to crack the code
But I cannot be fixed.

The bug is my willpower,
My inner strength
That fights against your brainwash,
And fully repels
Your preconceived image
Of the person I should be.

The vision you have is yours alone;
It is not mine nor will ever be.
I have eyes of my own,
Deep eyes that see through your plan
To turn me into something I am not
Nor ever intend to be.

You can program me to your liking,
But you’re better off directing your energy
Towards someone else,
Someone who is not immune to your virus,
A robot that will follow every command
You code into his brain.

I cannot be automated,
I cannot be altered
Or rewired by anyone.
The only one who can transform me is me;
I will only do it to my own benefit,
Not the benefit of others.

I have programmed my mind
To crash your code,
To reroute your flow chart
Elsewhere but in my direction.
So go into shut down mode
And find another pc to infect.

What do you think of my poem "Immune"? Did it resonate with you? Were you able to relate to it, connect with it? What are your thoughts? Looking forward to your feedback...

© 2011 Lena Kovadlo

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lovebuglena 16 months ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Barbara - Thank you very much for commenting and for believing in me. Thank you for all the support. We should always stay true to who we are no matter what happens.


barbara a. smith 16 months ago

Lena I applaud your poem, no-one should allow themselves to be molded to the liking of another person. Having the knowledge that "You" cannot be changed or manipulated to be someone's robot is great! I believe in your writing!


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lovebuglena 3 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Thank you for your feedback Vinaya.


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

I love to think and act in this manner, however, because of the weakness of human conscience, I'm prone to many things.


Nicole 3 years ago

This was totally awesome and I cna relate so well. Thanks for sharing :)


stonethunder 4 years ago

Definitely a confident girl with attitude to not be molded into or doing something she is not totally cool with whatever may come. But a little angry, challenging tone maybe because this is her acquired taste because of past experiences of her environments and/or relationships not how she was born but how she was molded and reshaped by life. Hmmmm. Very good though Lovebuglena and you are still sexy!


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lovebuglena 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Thanks for your feedback Poetic Fool. Glad this poem resonated with you and that you've enjoyed the spin I took on the poem by using computer terminology.


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lovebuglena 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Thanks for your feedback Deborah. Happy that you can relate to this poem.


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lovebuglena 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Thank you for your comment JoshSnitz. Glad you could relate to this poem.


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lovebuglena 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

You are right Regis. It is about being yourself and staying true to who you are. Also, you must not let other people change you into something you don't want to be.


rauffray@shaw.ca 4 years ago

I commented on this poem before but I find it even more meaningful now that I have more time to reflect upon what you express, Lena. Be yourself is the message that I get from this. Thank you!


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Deborah Brooks 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Hey Lena.. I voted up and awesome.. I can relate..I really enjoyed the poem..


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JoshSnitz 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

Wow! It is such a nice poem. I can totally relate. I am who I am and nobody can change it.


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lovebuglena 5 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

You're welcome Regis. I am glad you like my writing and that it resonates with you.


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rauffray 5 years ago from BC, Canada

Thank you for sharing this message through your verses, Lena.


Poetic Fool 5 years ago

Lena, this one resonated with me as I have been in a similar relationship where she wanted to re-create in an image of her own. Being a computer programmer I particularly enjoyed that allusion. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and awesome.


Tanmoy Acharya 5 years ago

Not for sure :) Thanks for the clarification. There was a little relativity missed!


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lovebuglena 5 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Tanmoy Acharya - Thanks for your feedback. Glad you found this poem effective.

To answer your question...

To someone that wants to change a person willpower is a bug and hence undesirable. To the person, trying to be changed, it is not a bug and hence desirable. Hope I didn't confuse you there.


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lovebuglena 5 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Thanks for your feedback Susan. Much appreciated. People should accept us for who we are - both inside and out.


Tanmoy Acharya 5 years ago

I enjoyed the poem. The comparison of the human mind with a software is effective. I have a question: if willpower is a bug, then it's something undesirable, if I get it right.

Very innovative piece of literature. Refreshing. Voted up!


susan joyner-stumpf 5 years ago

I love this poem,lena. I feel the same way. Accept me as I am....don't try to mold me n 2 something u want me 2 b.

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