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A Letter To Self

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Criticisms…
seemed to stands out
when I was surrounded by a pool of voice —
arguments, dialogs, laughter….
became background noises

 

Object
they were discussing me like an object
they made up stories about me
they gave me labels that are false

 

Nervous
I started feeling nervous around people —
antisocial became my new label
I started doubting myself
I started wondering who am I
I was lost

 

Faith
I lost faith in myself
I listened to people —
people who didn’t even know me
I was living my life to make others happy
while I was
suffering…

 

Identity
I avoided looking into the mirrors
because
I realized that I couldn't recognize myself anymore
I was trapped by lies
I was disconnected with my own self

 

Discover
return to myself, discover who I am
that was what I needed
stop worrying about what I was projecting to the world
be real

 

Eclipse
like a total eclipse
when I started being myself, I shine
even under darkness
the light can be beautiful and blinding

 

Notice
I started to notice people who appreciate me as who I am
I started to find my potential
I understood now
that believing in myself
is a source of courage, a source of happiness

 

Change…no!
I’m not afraid of being different anymore
that only makes me unique
I won’t restyle my appearance to satisfy the others
I won’t change my personalities to make the others accept me

 

Epilogue
I’m just an epitome of many others
in this world.
I hesitated in the process
I might be weak at one point
but
I stayed true to myself in the end
and
I found strength and confidence.




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