I am.... within myself

i am.... within myself.


but how can someone define oneself?


from the time i was four people said i would be nothing


never thinking i would grow up into something


being an alien within my fmily thinking does this make me different?


never knowing that when i grow up i would be brilliant.


smart? no. educated. something my family doesnt know,


never knowing all the places that i could go


im torn between staying and getting beat  by the one i love


or do i go and see what god has for me above


i leave, with the scars on my back and my past behind me


im free to start being who i want to be.


but is that enough? with my past still lingering


and my nightmares still haunting me, is it enough that im free?


no its not...i need more, i crave more, so what do i do?


standing on the edge of tomorrow which is not promise, what do i do?


i listen. to everything and everyone who is around me telling me im not alone.


i stand up to fight against every struggle in my life. i swing.


i know that ive hit every obstacle, but why am i not getting closer to the finish line and why does it hurt?


because the obstacle that are standing in my way of living my life... well they are me


i am....


i am... within myself keeping myself from being free


but im done... i am....


 


 

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

Comments

shawnee1995

hi my name is shawnee. i thought i was alone. but it turns out im not. this world was cruel to me but i took a stand against myself to not let it overpower me... what do you think?

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