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Chisel Slowly Chipping Me Away

Updated on November 21, 2014

You chip away at me as if I'm stone needing chiseled.

Chip a little here, roughly sand over there.

You think by chipping and sanding you are making me into something better.

Each chip has caused a deeper crack. Each rough sanding takes away some of my shine.

I can only be me with all of my imperfections.

I see the world different from you, it seems different than everyone else.

Is my viewpoint wrong?

Patch the cracks, gently shine where you sanded before there's a break.

Do you want me, or a pile of sand?

Do you relate to these words?

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© 2013 HeatherH104


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    • HeatherH104 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from USA

      Thank you ahorseback. :)

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      6 years ago

      Heather I believe that the "easier going " that we are , the more chances are that we will meet those who wish to change us ! I fight it , and always will . Speak your mind girl ! To me personally there is no brighter moon than the face of a real woman with spirit ! awesome poem !.........:-} ~~ see your smile

    • HeatherH104 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Thanks James. Very wise advice. I don't know about you, but it's too hard for me to change who I am. I wear my heart on my sleeve for all to see. They can take it or leave it. That said, even those who ARE meant to be together butt heads sometimes. It's how you treat each other in those bad times that speaks volumes. The one you started off being crazy for, never wanting to leave your side, dream about them at night (and so on) eventually becomes your family and the one you create a family with. Family members don't always get along, but they are the ones there for you and the ones you count on. It's easy to get caught up in the hurtful times, but if you can release them through writing, making music, etc and let go of it then you can move forward. Letting it go is key. :)

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      7 years ago from Morocco

      Wow so beautiful and well-written.Stop trying to change yourself for a relationship that's not meant to be, if you're not accepted for who you are,then that person is not worth having in your life.

    • HeatherH104 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Thanks epbooks! It's unfortunate when this happens but I guess it's part of life. We have to keep shining in our own way the best we can.

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      Elizabeth Parker 

      7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Wow- powerful! I think I can relate to this every now and again. Wonderful!

    • HeatherH104 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Jhamann - thank you for reading and the kind comment! :)

    • HeatherH104 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      VKP - thank you for reading, commenting and the vote! :)

    • HeatherH104 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Kidscrafts - thanks for reading and commenting. Make sure you keep shining too. :)

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      7 years ago from Reno NV

      Powerful poetry, thank you for sharing. Jamie

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      Vivek Pal 

      7 years ago from New Delhi

      Nice one Heather !!! Voted Up

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      7 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Wouaw! Very beautiful and deep! So true! Thanks, Heather!

      Have a great week.... and please just shine as you are :-)


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