I Changed


I look in the mirror and all I can see


Is the image of who I used to be


I wish I could show them how I feel


I wish they only knew that this is real



I’m not the same person I once was


And it’s not like I changed just because


When push came to shove


Because I wasn’t someone I was proud of


I changed because I wanted to feel worthwhile


I changed because I was tired of the fake smile


And I was tired of following and never leading


I was sick of the feeling of always needing


Something different from the norm


And the constant feeling that I had to conform



Now I am who I want to be


And I feel as if I’ve been set free


I like being able to look in the mirror and say


I love myself for being this way


I love myself for taking a stand


Even though other’s don’t understand



Some may say that I’ve become conceited


But I say that they’ve been misleaded


I just figured out a way how


To figure out who I am right now


Will I change in time to come?


I guess it depends on what mistakes I’ll learn from…


All I know is the present and past


I live for the moment and make it last


Because I for one am not as bold


To say what I think the future will hold



Friends will come and go


But it just goes to show


The one’s who leave and then come back


Are really the friends you should never lack


Because the reality is this


A true friend is someone you will always miss


Because they are the past, present, and future



©Bethany Vine


7.14.07


Comments 2 comments

bearnmom profile image

bearnmom 4 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This piece is very meaningful for those who have lived your story. Very well depicted. I hope you live what you have written.


BethanyLynn211 profile image

BethanyLynn211 4 years ago from Bangor, Pa Author

Thank you bearnmom =] Much of much of my writing is from real life experiences. This poem in particular was at a point in my life where I did live this. I was so unhappy I decided to do something about it rather than dwell on it. It made me a better person in the end.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working