Infinitely Unique

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 16:59 -- amip18

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Different people wonder where I come from.

I don’t look different or nor do I try

But when I walk,

They see a confident-stride.

I say,

It’s in my happiness

The acceptance of people,

The complications in life,

The forgiveness.

I’m unique

Infinitely.

 

Infinitely unique,

That’s me.

 

I talk to people

Just as if I known you for a while,

And to strangers,

They hold my gaze or

Look down at their feet.

They slowly approach me,

A family of mice.

I say,

It’s in my smile,

And the way that I talk,

The twinkle in my eyes,

And my joyful laugh.

I’m unique

Infinitely.

 

Infinitely unique,

That’s me.

 

My friends have wondered

What makes me confident.

They wonder how

But they won’t know

My secret.

When I tell them,

They say they don’t understand.

I say,

It’s in the mirror,

The reflection,

The imperfection,

The details.

I’m unique

Infinitely.

Infinitely unique,

That’s me.

 

Now you should understand

Why my head is held up high.

I do not mumble or whisper

Or talk very loud.

When you see me passing,

I should stand out.

I say,

It’s in my stride,

The shoulders held up high

The catching of eyes,

The love I have for myself.

‘Cause I’m unique

Infinitely.

Infinitely unique,

That’s me.

 

 

This structure of “Infinitely unique” is based off of “Phenomenal Women” by Maya Angelou, because the short and meaningful words have a great impact. Although the structure used is similar to Phenomenal Women, I interpreted myself in this poem like Maya Angelou did herself in “Phenomenal Women.” 

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