I'm Me Without Billions of Things

November 7, 2011
I'm not the kind
who needs billions of things
to create my life
I dont need 88 keys on the piano
to make a song
i dont need multiple hues of color
to create art,
i can make a rianbow out of black and gray
i dont need hundreds of friends,
to feel needed
i dont need an overflowing closet to look the way i want
the way i am
i odnt need a mask of makeup
to show my beauty
i dont need a vocabulary
consisting of the dictionary itself
to get my point across
i dont need a past of 50 boyfriends
to know ive been loved
I am me regardless of any thing
and that will never change.

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MissExploration said...
Aug. 11, 2013 at 11:32 am
The line that says "I don't need 88 keys on the piano to make a song" was my favorite part of the poem. I love anything to do with music, especially the violin, and piano. When you started out the poem it felt strong, but then towards more the middle and ending it feels weaker. Otherwise this is a good poem, showing you are yourself and believe in who you are not what everyone else believes or wants. 
tori-gurl replied...
Aug. 14, 2013 at 6:46 pm
Thanks so much for the feedback! This is one of my older poems, but looking back on it I see what you mean about it starting to get weaker towards the end. Do you think if it was shorter, the poem would have more of an impact? That could very well be the problem, because I feel like I alomost over use the anaphora of "I am me without _____" Thanks again for your feedback :)
MissExploration replied...
Aug. 15, 2013 at 2:29 pm
I feel like it doesn't need to be shorter if you reworded some parts such as "I don't need a past of 50 boyfriends to know I've been loved." to something else that has a stronger meaning it would work. If you want it to be shorter cut out the parts that feel weaker to you. Your not over using the "I am me without____" part, thats the point of your poem from how I see it. I hope this feedback helps. :)
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