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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Review Chain

This is a poem about myself and how I've changed over time.
Copyright Sylvermyst

The image was created by me.

The girl I was, the woman I am.

I've changed some much over the years yet I am the same as I ever was.

I can see her in my eyes: the fragile teenage girl so unsure of herself.

She and I have gone and went thru trials and pain together.

Sometimes, it feels as fresh as the day it happened. 


You don't forget what made you -- you.

What made you -- stronger.

What broke you in to a million pieces.

Fragile yet stronger than most.


I have issues but who doesn't.

I have felt broken for so long --- still do some days. 

My issuses may affect in ways people don't see but I still manage to have my big heart.

I don't let my depression, anxiety, or anything else get me down. 

It's made me the way I am today.


I've gone through a metamorphosis you could say.

I used to be a tiny, defenseless caterpillar.

Like a caterpillar, I was timid and not as sure about myself.

It may have taken time, such as waiting for a butterfly to emerge from it's cocoon, but it was worth it. 

Now, I'm a majestic butterfly spreading her wings. 

I will spread my wings and fly as far as I want.


She is gone in a way yet will always be with me. 

She will be with me as I travel my journey -- wherever it may take me.

The person I was, am, and will be. 

I will follow the breeze and let it take me where I shall go. 

It will shape me and I cannot wait to become that person. 

As I go from flower to flower. 

The girl I once was , the woman I've become. 


Word Count: 290

Submitted: May 05, 2017

© Copyright 2022 Sylvermyst. All rights reserved.

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Dr. Acula

Love it!
Powerful & fragile. Beautiful words to inspire ;)

Sun, May 7th, 2017 2:58am


Thank you! I'm glad you like it. Wrote it with my heart and soul.

Sat, May 6th, 2017 8:01pm


Lovely piece!
Loving how something so common (never fully leaving your former self behind) can sound so renewing!
Very well written and inspiring to someone being happy with their current self. That quite a rare subject these days. People tend to forget what's needed to get to such place
Amazing how you've connected the first and last line without it sounding forced.
A first person piece about emotions without sounding whiny or arrogant, congrats! Very nicely done!

Mon, May 8th, 2017 1:05pm


Thank you! :) I'm glad you liked my poem.

Tue, May 9th, 2017 7:36pm


So many, including myself, can relate to this and you hit the nail on the head. Well done.

Fri, May 12th, 2017 3:17pm


Awww. . . thanks :) I'm glad you like my poem.

Fri, May 12th, 2017 8:02pm

mary j. rodgers

i read this as uplifting. No matter what happens you come out stronger.

Mon, May 15th, 2017 5:56pm


thanks for the read and comment. :)

Mon, May 15th, 2017 11:51pm


This was great and very uplifting. It was lovely to read your journey and how you've really come out stronger. I really enjoyed reading your poem.

Thu, May 25th, 2017 12:15am


Thanks for reading my poem. I'm glad you liked it :).

Wed, May 24th, 2017 8:32pm


I very much agree with Rorick here! You've excelled with this piece, & hit the ball out of the park!

Fri, May 26th, 2017 1:43pm


Thanks :) for the read and comment.

Fri, May 26th, 2017 9:53pm

C.A. Exline

I don't generally have much interest in poetry but this I can appreciate. It is obviously sincere and I particularly like how you employed the technique of dunadh; it worked well here.

Sun, June 4th, 2017 3:56pm


Well I put myself in my work. I'm glad you liked my poem.

Sun, June 4th, 2017 9:28pm

C.A. Exline

It's not verbatim: I'm claiming poetic license ;)

Mon, June 5th, 2017 4:33am


If you just want to leave a message, there is quickee.

Sun, June 4th, 2017 9:38pm


this is a fantastic poem. the off rhythm of the stanzas i think accentuate the meaning behind it very well. and the message behind it rings very true for a lot of people out there in the world, and you captured it perfectly :)

Sat, July 1st, 2017 6:43pm


Thanks for reading and commenting. I'm glad you like my poem.

Sat, July 1st, 2017 10:08pm

Madame Hellshadow

Lovely, and inspirational!

Sun, July 30th, 2017 2:41pm


Thanks for the read and the comment. I'm glad that you enjoyed it.

Sun, July 30th, 2017 10:44pm


Inspiring, every time I read it! Well done!

Mon, August 21st, 2017 9:01pm


Thanks for reading. :) I'm glad you enjoyed my poem.

Mon, August 21st, 2017 8:35pm

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