I Am My Own Being

July 18, 2011
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I am...what am I?
What is it that people see in me?
What do they notice when they look at me?
How do I appeal to people?

Am I beautiful, like a single rose?
Blooming wildly on a spring day?
Am I sly, like a fox?
Stalking my prey?

Or what is it that I am for?
Am I for people to tease?
Am I for a life of pain?
Am I for a time of sorrow?

Perhaps it is what I am from?
Am I from the country?
Or the city?

The question isn't what am I, but how I am.
I am my own beauty.
My own cleverness and sly.
I am for not people to tease, but to see me.
I am not for a life of pain...but love.
I am a time of joy and laughter.

I am from the country.
I dance in the grass and the flowers of the spring.
I sing the song of country in my steps.
I am the country air and it's beauty.

I am for the lone wolf.
The one that holds its head proudly.
And walks in courage.
I am for those when they need a friend.
I bring comfort and hope to those around me.

I am for fire.
I keep to my opinion and stick with it.
I control my temper, but cannot when it is let out.
People can see how I feel just by looking within my eyes.

I am my own being.
I will be me and people can deal with it.
If they don't like it...f*** them.
Because I am me, and that is how I'll always be.

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leafy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 7:17 am
i really like this poem, especially the last three stanzas. keep up the nice work!
LAngel13 said...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 8:22 pm
I totally feel you and love your poem. it's strong, elegant and to the point. my respects to the max.
DinosoarJen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Wow i can totally relate. You're very talented. Maybe you can check out my stuff sometime? I would appreciate it! Keep up the good work!!


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creativewritingismything said...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 7:37 am
I totally feel you on this! Love this poem to death!
zone7494 said...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 10:21 pm
I feel you on this it was really good. You should check out my poem called dear writers bloc
Kirtys Baby Girl said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm
I totslly feel ya girlly! ive been picked on too most of my life and i decided to step out of my shell they dont like the real me....whatever, but i am losing alot off ppl because of it
amarie101 replied...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 8:57 am
Not to sound mean, but that kinda means that they aren't true friends. a true friend would stick by your side no matter what. I'm not very popular at my school, but I could care less. I have only a few friends...but they're close friends. They've got my back and I've got their's. But you should never be afraid to be yourself. People don't like you...oh well. There's always other people that will.
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