The Truth

Anasyil

I smile and wave

as the crowd cheers

while my enemies

stared in envy.

Behind my sorrowful eyes

a fragile soul

imprisoned by expectations.

“Prove this, prove that,

being second isn’t the best.”

“Hide your weakness,

hide your pain,

do not break

or be put to shame.”

I smile and wave

as I am being praised

while my enemies

cursed my name.

“Be a leader, be the Queen,

be the kind of perfection

for all to see.

Break, and you lose.

Break, and you falter.

Break, and you become nothing…”

I fell and shattered to pieces.

I stumble and cracked.

I am no great leader.

I am no beauty Queen.

I am no perfection.

I am just me…

In truth, I cannot

meet all expectations.

In truth, I cannot

prove everything wrong.

In truth, I cannot

be the perfect girl

society wishes me to be.

And the truth is

I can only be me…

  • Author: Anasyil (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 30th, 2018 22:08
  • Comment from author about the poem: I have finally accepted what I had denied for such a long time. I was so focused on impressing people and proving my enemies wrong that I neglected my own happiness. I was given all these expectations of what I felt it was my duty to fulfill. No matter what I did or how much I accomplished, I was never satisfied. I allowed myself to be pushed by such unrealistic expectations that I ended up breaking myself in the end. At the end of the day, I am me, and I can only be me. No more impressing others or proving myself. I will focus on what I feel is best for me.
  • Category: Reflection
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Comments3

  • whoareyou

    Loved this! Such a great write

    • Anasyil

      Thank you!

    • Frogspoetry

      JUST BE YOU,IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT OTHERS THINK AS LONG AS YOU ARE HAPPY WITH YOU.
      I WAS THE SAME WAY UNTIL I FOUND THE LORD.MY FAMILY STILL TRY TO CHANGE ME,BUT I TELL THEM THAT I AM WHO GOD HAS MADE ME AND I'M NOT GOING TO CHAANGE FOR ANYBODY.I AM HAPPY WHO I AM AND THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS.WHO NEEDS THE STRESS OF PEER PRESSURE.NOT ME.

      • Anasyil

        Thank you so much! I'll start being just me from now on!

      • Frogspoetry

        DON'T LET ANYBODY TELL YOU WHO TO BE OR THAT YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH.YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL PERSON INSIDE AND OUT.

        • Anasyil

          Thank you!



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