Fear "Them"

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

We are tormented throughout our lives by the questions "What would he/she think?" "What will others think?" "Will the other people talk about this?" I ask you today, how talking or fulfilling others expectations help us? We won't go ahead in life and work or attend any lecures where our resumé reads 'I fulfilled other's expectation of me' or walk around with a board that says 'I always did what people thought about me'.

Life is at a still, alarmed yet alone

Everything seems borrowed or loaned

We keep searching for things we miss

We keep making lists of things we need in life

Never asking, "Do we need this?"

Never saying, "Can we donate this?"


We take a step and fall down

We sometimes accept defeat and move on

People taunt us for giving up, share what they think

But who asked for 'what people think?'

Do we owe them or do they pay us?

How can their thoughts enslave us?

Why should I listen, why should I follow?

Why should I make their thoughts a cause for sorrow?


They don't understand us or our emotions

They make us feel like divided quotients

Away and alone, but we stand above

Ready to take on any challenge, wearing gloves

Their importance is always exaggerated 

Me, for one, like to think them dated

"Hoo-aho see that boy and girl together!"

"Hoo see those expensive toys!"

Don't you have somewhere to be?

Don't you care how others would feel?


I say to my friends with gloom

Avoid them and their cages of doom

Fight and stand, question and say

Why should we answer you, follow your way?

Why should we live in the life of the past?

Why should we be sad and stand at the last?


We will fight you, we will stand strong

Because you don't dictate our life at all

We don't care about your impression of us

Because you will not be there, while we succeed, to fuss

We will move past this barrier of "them"

We don't care for these thoughts of "them"

Submitted: June 10, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Nikita Ahujh. All rights reserved.

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I enjoyed this poem, especially the internal rhymes. Good for you making a stand and being yourself!

I see from your profile that you are open to read requests. I've just posted, 'For why this sudden rush of green?' and I'd really like to know what you think.

I'm having a lot of fun writing poetry and it seems to me that Booksie is bringing together like-minded people. Keep on writing!

Thu, June 10th, 2021 4:12pm


Hi! Yeah I thought the rhyming words do keep a kind of interest to push on reading. It's a personal observation. Booksie has surely opened gateways of possibilities and I believe meeting one another irrespective of where we are is the biggest boon. Thank you!

Thu, June 10th, 2021 1:40pm

LE. Berry

A truthful piece Nikita.

Thu, June 10th, 2021 5:33pm


Thank you LE. Berry!

Thu, June 10th, 2021 1:54pm


Nice poem,yea we must fight and stand up for our selves .it's nice i really enjoyed it.

Thu, June 10th, 2021 9:55pm


Thanks uduak!

Fri, June 11th, 2021 4:13am

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