Poems that touch your heart-04

Not.

By Erin Hanson

You are not your age,

Nor the size of clothes you wear,

You are not a weight,

Or the colour of your hair,

You are not your name,

Or the dimples in your cheeks,

You are all the books you read,

And all the words you speak,

You are your croaky morning voice,

And the smiles you try to hide,

You’re the sweetness in your laughter,

And every tear you’ve cried,

You’re the songs you sing so loudly,

When you know you’re all alone,

You’re the places that you’ve been to,

And the one that you call home,

You’re the things that you believe in,

And the people that you love,

You’re the photos in your bedroom,

And the future you dream of,

You’re made of so much beauty,

But it seems that you forgot,

When you decided that you were defined,

By all the things you’re not.

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This is one of the most honest, strongest and beautiful poems that I’ve read in recent times. Never apologize for who you are and don’t define yourself by the metrics that others decide. There is so much to each one of us than just looks, height and weight. We are all talented in our own ways, we own a unique train of thought, have a perspective of own. That’s what defines us!

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About Maya

Bored of the tedium and tired of the rut, I look for shelter in my imaginary hut; Behind these veils of propriety and decorum, I desperately seek a liberating forum; In my words and humor you'll find fire But beware and warned, It's all just Maya! Come, see my world through my window..

Posted on July 15, 2015, in General and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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