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I'm in No Mood to be Typical

Updated on September 3, 2012

We all have a path

My Life-my responsibility to live it the right way
My Life-my responsibility to live it the right way | Source
I am not in the mood to follow and fall- so I wont
I am not in the mood to follow and fall- so I wont | Source
I want to see the beauty
I want to see the beauty | Source
This is not the main goal of my life
This is not the main goal of my life | Source

I have control over my life and my choices...

I set my sites on something bigger,
Something different than yesterday,
I'm not too sure if it will pay off,
But I hold my breath and jump anyway.

No one else can do this for me,
there’s no use in waiting to see.
It’s now or never for me to show this world,
All which is capable within me.

I'm in no mood to be typical;
or to fall and land on my face.
Just as this world can be so cynical,
I can’t afford to lose my place.

My pen meets the paper,
as I write what's inside.
Hold your breath this is when I decide,
I'm in control of my life.

There is no need to please everyone;
If I can not please myself.
I guess they will have to get use to;
Using somebody else.

Some will stick around.
Others will no longer been seen.
I must make sure to remind myself,
Things aren't as black and white as they can sometimes seem.

Even when I make a mistake,
And I begin to stumble and fall;
I know it’s the mistakes that I learn from,
And what gives me my beautiful flaws

Accomplishing perfection has never been my goal.
If it was I know I would never reach it, to begin to be whole
So as everyday comes and everyday ends
I think I am okay, with never quite fitting in

I'm ok with working hard,
And missing shortcuts along the way.
Because every time I choose the scenic route,
I have a clearer perspective at the end of the day.


I don’t see a point in spending my time being cruel,
Or trying to convince others, I am worth the value within my words.
Perhaps I am what others have labeled me to be,
An optimistic, over achiever-who doesn’t live in reality.

It’s alright to be different,
when being different is who you are.
As long as I am true to myself,
I will lead my life by my heart.

I have reached a point where I can say,
No matter if I win or fail;
Or trip and fall from the top.
I will be true to myself, knowing I am the flaws within my art.

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Ralwus,

      Thank you sir... glad you could read the hub. Miss seeing your feedback on them :)

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      ralwus 6 years ago

      love that last line especially, rated awesome

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      acaetnna, Thanks so much-your comment means a lot and I am glad that my words can give a little help or encouragement when it is needed...

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Wonderful. I get so much inspiration from reading your hubs, thank you so much. Wonderful hub, as usual.

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      daveprice, thank you sir for your comment-I am glad I was able to give you a good read :)

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      DavePrice 7 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

      "knowing I am the flaws within my art." - this was my favorite line - great poem, wonderful read, buzzed the buttons on this one. This is the first I've read, looking forward to enjoying many more.

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      amberisme, Thanks for the comment-I am glad you liked the poem :)

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      amberrisme 7 years ago

      I love it!

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      acaetnna,

      Thanks you Miss for taking the time to check out this poem, I am glad that you enjoyed the read and left a comment :)

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Ken, thanks so much. It is always nice to hear when someone can relate to some of the words I write-and I am so happy that you were able to find a verse to pick out. As always I appreciate your feedback, thanks for commenting.

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Mike, Thanks for another engcouraging comment, I am glad that you were able to relate to this one. I agree, we all get to a point in our lives that we have no choice to say-things must change-here and now.

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      samsons1,

      Thanks for reading and leaving a comment-I am so happy that you enjoyed the poem

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Great hub, so captivating. Thank you.

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      Ken R. Abell 7 years ago from ON THE ROAD

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      Ken R. Abell 7 years ago from ON THE ROAD

      This is a gorgeous piece of writing. It speaks loud & clear. It's easy for me to identify with its feelings & perspective. I really appreciated this verse:

      "There is no need to please everyone;

      If I can not please myself.

      I guess they will have to get use to;

      Using somebody else."

      Keep pressing on, Holly.

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      Mike Lickteig 7 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      HC, this was so strong and powerful, and it is so nice to see. There comes a time in each of our lives--often when we are backed into a corner--when we stand up and say, "No more! From now on, things are going to be different!" This is what I felt when reading your words, and I applaud them. Strong strong and positive.

      Mike

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      Sam 7 years ago from Tennessee

      up & beautiful! Wonderful, most captivating, very enjoyable read...

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Carrie, Thanks for stopping in and reading- i think we all go this at some point in time. We must realize that we need to be ourselves and we need to find out who we are in order to be good for anyone or anything around us. It takes some time and some falls, but when we decide on being happy-life is worth every moment we give to it :)

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      epigramman- awww, that was nice thanks for the comment and for reading my poem :)

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      carrie450 7 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      An excellent hub about your true feelings Holly. Keep on thinking Positive and things will get better for you. ((Hugs))

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      ..and typically I am always in the mood for your hubs ....

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      aware, thanks. glad you were able to read this one---all is well and life is going good. hope you are doing great yourself. thanks for the comment :)

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      aware 7 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

      After reading this. I just wanted to let you know that i hear you. hope all is well.

      I will always lend a ear

      ray

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Rafini,

      Thank you! I am so happy that you like this and would even consider reading it again. and it is okay not to be typical...i hope everyone that isnt ordinary knows that and embraces it. :)

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      Rafini 7 years ago from Somewhere I can't get away from

      Wow Holly, this was a wonderful read! I have to bookmark this hub so I can come back and read it again when I have the need to remember - it's okay to not be typical.

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Thanks Cagsil- I am getting there-one day at a time and one step at a time. I continue to push those limits to see who I will become and how far i can take myself :) Thanks for being a friend, I always appreciate your insight and encouragement :)

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      Cagsil 7 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Holly, that was AWESOME reading! :) You did a wonderful job on writing the expression and feelings. It was too cool. You seem to be beginning to grasp more each time I read your writing. Love who you are, and love what you do. Your quality of life will only improve and grant you the ability to constantly remove limitations you set upon yourself. Great work! (((Hug))) Definitely voted up! :)