Be You- A Poem

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This poem is written for everyone who has felt as if they had to change for someone. Perhaps it's a peer pressure of some kind. Maybe it's to try to change to be accepted by your parents more, your lover more, your friends more. I doubt there's a single person out there that hasn't had to face a situation where they felt like they weren't accepted for who they are. In some cases we do change. This poem is about someone who changes in order to be accepted because other people look at her like a freak. This person I speak of is myself, I will openly admit that but I am proud to admit. And I hope that one day I will be able to accept who I am. Each and every day is a step further to a better place for I am getting better.

Be You

Don't let them control you

Be who you are

Don't forget yourself,

I know you're in there, you're not far.


You've changed,

Twisting your perception

For them

Giving into their deception.


You were unique

A leader of a crowd,

A special person, to them a freak

Now hidden behind a shroud.


A follower of them

Don't forget you.

The true soul hidden inside

You're not broken, I know it's true.


I can see it in your eyes,

Hope, it's in there somewhere.

Don't listen to them.

We do care...


Don't let them control you

Do what you really want to

Be who you are...

Be you.


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instantlyfamily 4 years ago

Awesome and Inspiring! Well done!


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TKs view 4 years ago from The Middle Path

Well said and yes even those who seem to have it all together have been there, even if they don't admit it.

Voting up.


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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

@instantlyfamily, thank you for reading and I am glad you found it to be inspiring.

@Tk, it is true that those who seem to have it all together don't always do. Thank you for voting up.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Thank you, I just read your poem and I can see myself in 4th and 5th verses.


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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

You're welcome writer20, thank you for reading.


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lilyfly 4 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

This is a very clean, well written poem, and I'm very proud of you! This speaks volumes as to your talent! lily


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MsDora 4 years ago from The Caribbean

Good message. "Don't forget you." Isn't it funny how easy it is to lose focus on establishing ourselves?


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

Yes, be you, because you know the real you is far truer to yourself than the pretend you. How do I know? I was a pretend me for many, many years, but I am now slowly changing and damn it, I like the real me and wish I hadn't of hidden myself away for so long.

Thank you for sharing this very insightful poem. My votes, including awesome and useful.


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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

@Lily, thank you very much for you kind comment.

@MsDora, it's strange how easy it is loose focus. Thank you for reading.

@Fennelseed, I like the real me much more as well. I am glad you're being the real you now too. Thank you for reading.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

A very inspriational poem, wonderful writing and voting up.


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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Thank you very much MM.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

it's a sad reality how our parents molded us and shaped us into persons they want us to be, yet there comes a time in our lives that we've outgrown it and realize that we need to step out from those and be who we are...this is a great poem...


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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Raci, thank you for you comment. It is a sad reality. Our parents do bring us up, hoping that we'd be the persons that they wish us to be.


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

This poem really spoke to me. Voted up.


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Cresentmoon2007 3 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

I am pleased to hear that, thank u for reading

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