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I Changed

Updated on April 27, 2012

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



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      BethanyLynn211 5 years ago from Bangor, Pa

      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.

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      Laura L Scotty 5 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.