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October 28, 2013
By riplms2005 DIAMOND, Oglesby, Illinois
riplms2005 DIAMOND, Oglesby, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Live a good life, you people!" -Myers, old english teacher


How can I be me?
When everyone is against it
They tell us to be ourselves,
But they really mean:
“Be who we want you to be.”
Which isn't really who you are,
Just a shell.
Sheer impossibility it is,
To be oneself.
There comes the status quo,
Normalcy,
And “fitting in.”
To go against is a no-no.
Torture and humiliation follow
Anyone who tries.
I'll try,
Whoever may be against it.
Though listening to others
Tell me I can't be who I want to,
Saying, “Be yourself”
And not meaning a word.
I'm tired of lies.
So I'm done with the status quo,
Being normal,
And attempting to “fit in.”
I'll go against the impossibility.
I won't be a shell to mold.
Done just “trying”
I'm going to live life,
The way I want,
And enjoy being me.



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on Nov. 7 2013 at 3:10 pm
riplms2005 DIAMOND, Oglesby, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Live a good life, you people!" -Myers, old english teacher

thanks! i actually wrote it out of frustration of someone telling me to be myself when i knew they would criticize that person

on Nov. 1 2013 at 11:43 am
deafening-fan GOLD, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

 I love this poem. It reminds e a lot of my poem, "My Song". You're right, we need to beat status quo and be ourselves. Very good poem to! A lot of feeling behind this.


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