comfortable in my own skin

My first name is Megan,

but my last name means more. 

Luttinen should be first

because my family is my core. 

They are the first layer

that everyone will see,

and the five of them

mean everything to me.

 

My middle name is Mary,

the name that is my heart. 

I’m named for a saint

who has been there from the start.

My family goes to church

every Sunday without fail.

As I raise my face in praise,

it is my Savior that I hail.

 

My name is Megan,

but that doesn’t have to be all. 

I can be a friend or a confidant,

someone you can call.

You can lean on me

if you need me for a few. 

While I need my shoulders,

I will always have two. 

 

My name is Megan

and I am happy with who I am.

If you don’t like me then I say,

“Who really gives a damn?”

I'm a curvy girl who laughs too loud

and doesn't really care 

about what others think of

my weight or smile or hair. 

 

My name is Megan

and I strive to be more. 

Not something cookie cutter

that you could find at a store.

Life may be easier

if you just stay quiet and fit in, 

but I'd rather be

comfortable in my own skin. 

This poem is about: 
Me
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Comments

MVP-Most Valuable Poet

i like the creativity behind your poem

i like how to dissect your name to meaningful connections

keep writing and build your ideas

 

i'm curious about the church aspect in terms of your beliefs

i'm a man of God that loves The Lord 1st and 4most

meganluttinen

Thank you so much. I really appreciate that you took the time to read this! 

I love my faith and I believe that it's a huge part of who I am! 

MVP-Most Valuable Poet

check out my poems

especially my more recent work

meganluttinen

I will! 

MVP-Most Valuable Poet

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lets exchange emails: what i've done is collaborate poems with young people to impact the world that's sick and twisted.

we need to inspire and win souls

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