For a long time..

March 25, 2011
For a long time I used to hate myself.
Everything about myself.
My weight.
My hair.
My looks.
My personality.
Everything.
For a long time I used to hide from everyone.
I used to be scared of what others thought of me.
I used to believe I would always be nothing.
A nobody.
For a long time I tried to change myself, so for once in my life I would feel something other than failure.
I was always trying to change the best in me and replace it with something I wasn't.
Something I thought would make others like me.
For a long time I grew unhappy, for I was trying to get others to like me and wasn't even thinking of myself.
For a long time I was changing myself, until one day I grew tired of thinking of everyone except me, and it was that day when I told myself,
"Screw all of those people. If they don't like me then fine. I don't need them in my life."
And it was then, in that very second I told myself that I will be "me" in front of everyone.
I will live my life like I want and I will not let others bring me down.
For a long time I thought I was worthless.
A failure on this planet.
For a long time I tried leaving the true me and place it with something better.
Someone better.
But for right now I feel like me, and it's is the best I've ever felt.
Me is exactly what I want to be!
Me.





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BrightBurningCampeador This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 30, 2011 at 3:07 pm
I don't really know what to say. I'm neutral about this poem.
 
Hazel-daisy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 7:32 pm
i felt like this for a long time aswel, and to be honest i still do, but good work, hit close to home! :)
 
corallee This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm
Good job--this poem is very relateable and inspiring.
 
HaleyDRog. replied...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 12:22 am

Thank you!

 

 
thetruthawaits94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 23, 2011 at 10:31 pm
yeah, you know, we have to embrace ourselves for who we are. I'm sure a few.... oh, million or so people would love to have talents like yours so be glad about that! This is a great poem. Written very simply. Nothing grand and overworked about it. Great emotion. It's your thoughts.  I loved it! :)
 
HaleyDRog. replied...
Jul. 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm
Thank you so much!
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 25, 2011 at 10:23 pm
This is great -  your mom is SO right, and I'm glad she inspired you to write this. :)
 
HaleyDRog. replied...
Jun. 26, 2011 at 6:46 pm
Yeah, me too. Thank you!
 
shadowrider said...
Jun. 25, 2011 at 7:14 pm
I like it. But I think it could use a little more description and it might flow better if the lines were shorter. But great job!
 
HaleyDRog. replied...
Jun. 26, 2011 at 6:45 pm
Thanks so much!
 
Mariam.J said...
Jun. 25, 2011 at 10:45 am

It's very direct , very simple . Easy .

Unlike those 'hidden message' poems :P .

I really liked it . It relates to alotta kids out there, including me .

And yeah, Moms For The Win ! :D

Very, very nice (:

I'd like some criticism on my own work, if you don't mind . (:

Born Again is the title .

Oh yeah !

P.S Keep 'em coming :D

 
HaleyDRog. replied...
Jun. 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm
Thank you! And I will be happy to look at some of your work!
 
Mariam.J replied...
Jun. 26, 2011 at 12:15 am

Born Again - Mariam.J

And no, thank YOU ( :

 
BrightBurningCampeador This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 30, 2011 at 3:05 pm
What's wrong with hidden messages? They're fun!
 
Dark_Mind said...
Jun. 25, 2011 at 10:02 am
Truly amazing, I can connect.
 
HaleyDRog. replied...
Jun. 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm
I'm really glad you can connect! Thank you!
 
cowgirl4ever said...
Jun. 25, 2011 at 8:56 am
Nice! Its inspiring and encouraging to me...I'm a little low on self-confidence/self-esteem right now.
 
HaleyDRog. replied...
Jun. 25, 2011 at 12:37 pm
Thank you and I think everyone is low on self-esteem sometime in their lives, you know?
 
cowgirl4ever replied...
Jun. 25, 2011 at 12:46 pm
yes I think your right!
 
itskaylee. said...
Jun. 24, 2011 at 11:35 pm
Moms are the best! there's definitely no one better than the real you. :) love this! 
 
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