Above All

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 19:57 -- Diana B

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i am short

i wonder if i will become tall

i hear that it is empowering

towering over others

but i DON'T know for sure

so i guess i will just WONDER

 

i see others above me

not caring about the ones below

BUT i'd rather be short

 

i want to be tall

but then i realize how different i would be

how it would CHANGE me

i am petite

 

i pretend i am large at times

but i am not

i feel like others don't realize

i am here

 

i touch the top of a door on my tiptoes

while others DO IT WITHOUT trying

i WORRY they will get above me

shove me aside

i cry at the thought of being left behind

 

i am strong though

i will fight them off

push them to the sidelines

i will RUN TO GREATNESS

and i will try

 

my trying will launch me forward

in front of others

i think they underestimate me

actually i know they do

but soon they will learn

 

i SEEK ACCEPTANCE from others

but i know i must ONLY seek it FROM GOD

but i am a sinner

i am filth

i am not worthy

 

i do TRY TO BE BETTER

i ask for forgiveness

but that is not enough

 

i do not want to be damned

i will change

i am faithful

AND it shall shine through

 

i understand that we are different

for we have all been tossed different ways

 

i say i do not care

but i do

i push you away

when i want you real close

 

i dream of a perfect world

but i know i am nuts

 

i try to CHANGE

so others will follow

but what kind of an example am i?

 

i want to change society

i am tired of us blaming society

we blame it FOR our flaws

but

WE ARE SOCIETY

we are just blaming ourselves

 

i hope to show others we can change it

society is us

AND IT CAN BE DIFFERENT

i am different

This poem is about: 
Me
My community
My country
Our world

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