Is It Me?!

Maxine Smith

Is it me that pushes away?

For all others choose not to stay 

Maybe I’m an acquired taste 

Is there a truth that I haven’t faced 


Is it me holding on too tight?

Coming on too strong with the FIGHT 

Perhaps my heart is worn on my sleeve 

Or my nature, overbearing?!


Is it me just feeling some grey?

As times it’s me who runs away 

Now I am standing in the SHADE

Later il let the LIGHT come stay 


Is it me, the answer is YES!!

Thats a good thing as I’m fearless

Time to turn up that brighter SHADE

Open the future, come what may 


  • Author: Miss M S Smith (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 17th, 2018 07:59
  • Comment from author about the poem: I am as fierce as my mother (obviously us in the photo) A strong lady who always gives me strength when I need it. Is it me? Yes! Always be proud of who you are, all of your quirks and imperfections, own them all and be happy to be you!
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 74
  • Users favorite of this poem: Noah, Sam Cork.


  • Goldfinch60

    Your mother has brought you up to look after your self in a great way. May your life be filled with love and wonder.
    Very good strong write.

    • Maxine Smith

      Thank you so much Gold. My mother is my legend.

    • orchidee

      Hmm, no use staying in the background ALL the time, I suppose, or being TOO passive - as I can be! WE become 'Yes-men' or 'Yes-women', trying to please all the people all of the time.
      We need a bit of 'oomph' or whatever we may call it. Sometimes I'm about a fierce as trying to fight my way out of a giant paper bag! lol.

      • Maxine Smith

        Haha now that would be a funny picture to see.
        Yes certainly some oomph is needed from
        time to time, a bit of excitement can’t hurt anyone.

      • Lorna

        You found the lesson! Standing on one's own feet is sometimes scary and sometimes even lonely but pays off in the end!

        • Maxine Smith

          Exactly Lorna. Thanks so much for stopping by.

        • Lizzie

          You're fearless ☻. I get that we all walk at different speeds, eventually we catch our breaths .You're the Yes to your future.
          Great write.

          • Maxine Smith

            Thank you so much, a lovely response, pleased you like the message.

            • Lizzie


            • stevievize

              Awww love that you mentioned your mum and that you love who you are flaws and all. Also love how you have incorporated names of previous poems you have posted beautiful poem

              • Maxine Smith

                Thank you my girlie ❤️

              • stevievize

                Anytime max and love how you express yourself through your poems

              • Sam Cork

                So proud of the woman and mother you have become. Thoroughly enjoying watching you continuing to evolve. You too have taught me so much. Love you now and always x

                • Maxine Smith

                  Awwww love you always, the worlds greatest mother ❤️

                • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷🐦😽

                  Wow a lovely self , kinda like a worded selfie mod poem, written in an interesting appealing confident way , appreciating mother, great ! Yes we should be happy with whatever we are and if that pushes people away then it's their loss. Kudos for the flow and rhyming.

                  Pleez do read my newest poem too and if u wish to add some points, thoughts to it u r welcome to. Or u could read my others.

                  • Maxine Smith

                    Thank you Zanab, much appreciated. I’ve checked out your latest and dropped a comment.

                  • Christina8

                    This is a great introspective poem. I think it''s all been said but you truly have a lot of wisdom in this piece. Nice picture!

                    • Maxine Smith

                      Thank you Hun, for your kind words.

                    • sharda92

                      This was very beautiful!

                    • BRIAN & ANGELA

                      MUM MAXINE ~ NO ! Surely you big Sister ~ she is BEAUTIFUL ! You chose your MUM well ~ such beautiful genes ~ you must be so proud of each other ~ A Perfect Pair ! Angela loves my DAD and says I'm just like Him which is a complement ! Enough about the photo ~ what about the Poem ~ IS IT ME ? Of course it is MAXINE ~ Who else can it be ?
                      VERSE 1 Not everyone likes me !
                      Like you I'm an acquired taste ~ maybe
                      We pose a threat to others 'cos we are STRONG

                      VERSE 2 We need to fight for our right
                      What we HAVE we HOLD (TIGHT) ! our Lover
                      Our Family ~ Our Reputation ~ Our Culture 'n Creed
                      It's a JUNGLE out there MAX ~ Survival of the Fittest !

                      VERSE 3 50 Shades of Grey ~ but why ?
                      There's a time to hold fast and a time to RUN
                      Quit the LIMELIGHT hide in the SHADE
                      We all have days like that MAX ~ bear with !

                      VERSE 4 Don't let the bu**ers get you down
                      YES it is YOU and in my eyes your're invincible
                      Switch your LIGHT on and Shine ! Shine ! Shine !
                      OPEN THE FUTURE ~ COME WHAT MAY !

                      Your greatest poem to date MAX
                      Thanks for Sharin' an' Carin'
                      Your Bestest Friend ~ BRIAN

                      • Sam Cork

                        Thank you for the kind words Brian - it's all about the angles!

                      • Maxine Smith

                        Thank you Brian, I will be sure to show my mum this comment. She’s my beautiful rock, my best friend. Strongest lady in the world.
                        What an awesome response! You are right life is ‘survival of the fittest’ keep pushing through the dark and the grey and to the ‘future come what may’ indeed!!

                        • Sam Cork

                          Thank you mini me, x

                        • Mr Taylar

                          Is it me that read this poem?
                          Drifting from reality without even knowing.

                          Is it me that read it over?
                          Not for proof but to draw closer.

                          Is it me now feeling abandoned?
                          Soley because this had to come to an end.

                          But is it me hopeful and anxious?
                          Yes, because I know I'll love the one that comes next.


                          • Maxine Smith

                            What an awesome response, I LOVE this, thank you so much and another will be on it’s way today ☺️

                          • Michael Edwards

                            The number of responses is testament to how good this write is - you are some lady .

                            • Maxine Smith

                              Thank you so much Michael, such kind words.

                            • AllTheRandomThings


                              I really love how you implement your emotions and yet the conscious thoughts with in them. Keep it up!!!

                              • Maxine Smith

                                Thank you, lovely feedback and you perceived the message just as it should be.

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