I Am Poem

February 16, 2017

I am unsure but confident,
I wonder why the world is so cruel,
I hear people tell me how perfect I am,
I'm not sure if I am listening,
I see what I want but I can't reach it,
I want to be happy so I'll keep reaching 
I am unsure but confident.

I pretend to be what the world wants,
It wants me to be perfect like it has told me I am,
I feel unhappy though I don't look it,
I touch the hearts of many even though I can't seem to touch my own,
I worry about what's going to happen next,
I cry when I don't understand,
I am pretending to be what the world wants.

I understand little about myself,
I say I know where I'm going but it's just a picture on the wall,
I dream that it will come to life and I may walk through,
That I may be strong enough,
I try to keep smiling ,
I hope I can keep smiling,
I am not sure who I am… yet.

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SpeakerofWolvesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 1 at 7:36 pm
Wow, that's really deep. I must say, you hit reality on the nose. Keep up the good work!
Desireee replied...
Mar. 9 at 8:31 am
Thank you so much
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