I Am Not

February 7, 2018
By taliaeiseman BRONZE, Mequon, Wisconsin
taliaeiseman BRONZE, Mequon, Wisconsin
1 article 0 photos 0 comments

I am not something to be walked all over.
The soles of your shoes hurt,
printing black and blue tattoos on my skin.
I am not your doormat where you clean off the dirt from your feet,
on the way inside.
I am not your slave,
and you are not my idol.
I will not be constrained by the chains of your dominance.
I will not dust my knees to bow down to you.
I am not a pushover,
knocked down by the slightest gust of wind.
It will take a tornado to push me over.

The author's comments:

After experiences with friends putting me down and making me feel lesser, I wrote this poem to express how I was feeling, and regain my personal power. I hope that this poem will inspire readers to not let those around them walk all over them, but instead channel their inner strength. 

Similar Articles


This article has 0 comments.

Parkland Book