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What I Am Is Who I Am

Updated on April 11, 2020
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Missy is a unique writer who enjoys inviting her readers into her thoughts through her poetry and other topics of discussion.  


Who I Was and Who I Still Am

I’ve always felt the desire

to run away.

That young muted child

lives inside my soul,

still broken, lost, and all alone.

I was never that lucky girl

with a big group of friends,

much more of a loner whom

no one could understand.

Time does change you in

many ways, even so, you know

yourself; you are still the same.

I’m still dark but with a

shining light...

my negative aura still

floats around, but somehow it’s

found a positive frown.

I used to hate myself.

I felt so confused.

It always seemed there was

a million and one roads to take

yet my view was never clear

on which to choose.


A Destined Lonely Path

As I have since traveled

many of those roads,

I’ve discovered, I guess,

I’m just destined to roam alone.

Without a plan or a reason

following my heart without

rhyme or treason.

I think back to all my

struggles and sadness,

and strangely now know I

would have been unhappy

without them.

To be by myself has taught

me a lot, I don’t feel burdened

by all the unnecessary stuff.

I see contentment with worry

as a fault, I can’t tell where anyone

who has this is better off.

As for me, I see everything.

I can see beauty In each

living spring.

And In a child who I see

that’s just like me;

I would say don’t give up.

You are destined to be free,

free from judgments of this

ugly breed.

Angels follow me

A Unique View of Who I Am

After all, the ones who are

lost on this earth cower to

the rules of what others before

them have suffered and sought.

It took me a while to see my gift...

God has given me pleasure

from pain and the somberness of

loneliness to fight through the rain.

A real gift of observance

that tells me the truth...

My eyes can see through the

costumes of characters,

who try so hard to hold it all


Compassion I have for

everyone now, even the ones

who have wronged me


Nevertheless, I am so very tired...

My fear of death has changed

into a wanting to float away

along those streets of gold, with finally

no direction for me to follow.

Stay Gold

© 2015 Missy Smith


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