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As I sit here

Updated on August 21, 2015

As I sit here…

I see everyone that passes by

some smile on their way,

others you notice are thinking of long lost memories that alight in their eyes.

Some are chatting, uncontrollably laughing,

But I can still see the sadness in their eyes

And it makes me wonder… why are they sad?

For not having a personality strong enough to help them discern a friend from foe?

From acting the way “society” demands?

For not being original, but forced to fit the typical status quo?

From laughing, when you know they want to cry?

To them I say… Why do you try so hard to fit in?

Being unique adds more value to life, than going with the flow.

Why will you dim your light to let others glow??

Acceptance? False friendship? Feeling of belonging?

Everyone around you that accepts you for who you are,

including the crazy and scary parts, is a real friend

and the idea of belonging gets stronger and unbreakable

once you are comfortable with yourself.

After that, everything falls into place, everything has meaning.

You will never smile if you don’t feel like it,

you won’t need to hide because now you know…

you rule your life and every decision you make

reflects your personality and not what others think you should be.

Take that step… cut all the ties..


be free
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      Anemix 2 years ago

      J thank you for your words! I am pleased you liked it! and in the end we have to cut the ties and be free :)

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wonderful poem and message. I love the picture at the end too "Be Free".

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      Anemix 2 years ago

      Lee thank you for reading, best wishes to you too :)

      whonu thank you for your kind words! bless you too

      Frank I am glad you liked it

      Londonlady :)

      annart thank you

      I appreciate you guys taking the time to read my hubs! I am more than glad you liked it

      thank youuu

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Great poem, great message. Well versed.

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      Laura Writes 2 years ago

      Very nice poem

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      X-- this was a very dramatic write ..

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      I liked your message of freedom my friend. Bless you and keep writing in such a grand positive vein. whonu

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      Lee Cloak 2 years ago

      A powerful piece of writing, great to read, best wishes, Lee

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      Anemix 2 years ago

      I am glad you liked it Jonas!! thank you :)

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      Jonas Rodrigo 2 years ago

      "Why will you dim your light to let others glow" Ah, I loved that line! Great poem!