Be Someone

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Poem about the journey to self worth.

I want to be someone, but I don’t know what or how

Is it fame I seek, do I want to hear the world’s chants as I bow

Or do I want to be a doctor, curing a deadly disease

Often I’m left wondering, what is it really that I want to achieve 


I’m lacking stability so off to college I go 

Is the motive money or enjoyment, how am I supposed to know

Life is closing in, a choice needs to be made fast

I can’t figure it out, is it my destiny to just be surpassed 


Existence is overwhelming, but I must not give in

I’ll keep thrashing and kicking, I’m not going to let society win

I want to find something that I can put every fiber of my being into

There has to be something out there that is waiting for me to pursue 


So life can try to put me in it’s little box, but I am in control

The most important thing about living is the journey, not the goal


Submitted: January 10, 2021

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Ann Sepino

This is beautiful. It's true that the journey is just as important as the goal. Moreover, the goal has to be something dictated by you and not other people. Thank you for writing this and sharing it with us. :)

Mon, January 11th, 2021 3:22am


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Tue, January 12th, 2021 6:20am

Gloria Dale

How relatable and heartwarming. I remember feeling the same way a long time ago.

Mon, January 11th, 2021 4:01am


Thanks for commenting and for your relatability, I feel like this is a feeling we all tend to experience one day in our lives.

Tue, January 12th, 2021 6:21am


wonderful thoughts, provocative poetry, strong verse - I really enjoyed you - HJ

Mon, January 11th, 2021 12:01pm


Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Tue, January 12th, 2021 6:07am

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