Confidence | Teen Ink


January 28, 2012
By WhatAboutNikki DIAMOND, Uncasville, Connecticut
WhatAboutNikki DIAMOND, Uncasville, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Speak your mind even if your voice shakes." -Unknown
"The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of concious thought"-Unknown
"With me, poetry is not a purpose, but a passion" -Edgar Allen Poe
"Mad is stupid"-Pops

“Belief in oneself and ones powers or abilities.”
But what is confidence?

Not writing a verse,
But picking up the sky;
Cloud formations in your decapitated head.
Creating life that is moving so still that
You lack the sense of its immoral beauty.

Being that perfectly aged bottle of whiskey
And not handing out donations of your sanity
To those who pocket the proceeds.

Not living in a Venn diagram,
Aimlessly wondering through the
Lollipops and candy canes,
Noticing the only thing that is keeping them
Are two curved lines.

What’s been kidnapped from society
That no cop has any lead to.
Its absence:
Holding down every head
Along with the shoulders they’re attached to.

That snooze button everyone keeps abusing
Because they’re scared to
Wake up
From the fantasy they wish they were living
And get into their cars to drive themselves
Off a bridge
Into shark infested waters and
Drown their sorrows in

What keeps birds flying
(Because they’re not afraid to fall).
What lets the sun keeps shining.
What lets you push send to that cute kid.
What gives her the love and talent of art.

Confidence is what’s letting
Write this to
And not
What they think.
It’s what’s letting

The author's comments:
I wrote this because I am so sick of people having no confidence in themselves and just being so depressed all the time. It honestly breaks my heart. Not like I have confidence in my self all the time either, but to have some is at least a little important in this messed up world of ours.

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