Me and only Me

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

I am me- the only me I will ever be.

My father says

I have the stars in my eyes

My mother says

I have perfect lips

My brother says

I shine from within

My sister says

I'm beautiful

They may say these things

That I still don't believe

Because you said those things too

And you threw me away

Like an ordinary piece of trash

Not wanting me any more

 

When I met him

He didn't say those things

He only said

I love you

And that was enough for me

 


Submitted: July 21, 2015

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H. Adams

You showed a comparison with first describing the views of your family before describing the view from a certain someone else, which really boosted the power in your poem. Very interesting technique there. I liked it as usual, Evie - well done!

Sat, July 25th, 2015 8:16pm

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Thanks again Hanorbi- Did your surgery go OK?

Sat, July 25th, 2015 4:38pm

Jeff Bezaire

I find it difficult believing a family member's compliment because they're supposed to encourage and support you, therefore, of course they're going to say nice things. When they're genuine, you know and I appreciate it then. But it's people; strangers and friends whose words have a greater impact on us (usually), and what they say that can destroy our confidence or self-appreciation. Family can say all the things they want and their words may have no affect on us, but one comment from someone you've never met before can lift you higher with hope or throw you low with despair.

Mon, July 27th, 2015 5:56pm

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I totally agree.

Mon, July 27th, 2015 9:11pm

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