“This above all: to thine own self be true.”
It’s time to unwrap what potential
I stored and show how comfortable — I can be.
Although I have been hiding behind this curtain,
I must reveal the true me.
Time for courageous and bravery.
Time for honesty and clarity.
No more time for weakness.
No more time for excuses.
Because I am an outspoken person,
I tend to speak out of turn.
I have my quiet moments,
but sometimes my mind needs to be heard.
I use sarcastic comments towards people
when I am feeling challenged or defensive.
I don't like to be wrong or incorrect,
but I don't like to brag or gloat.
I like and admire personality, not looks and appearance.
I don't look at gender and race.
I don't see color; the only thing a person's nationality tells me
is where his or her heritage came from.
I enjoy stories;
especially if I am the one telling them.
I like arguments and debates,
but only if I can win.
I tend to think I am funny
and like to tell jokes.
but my family and friends
like to disagree.
I can be nice — when I won't to be.
I let my anger get the best of me,
but in all reality
it's because of my self doubt.
My family thinks I project the attitude of not caring
about my appearance,
but the truth is
I am still finding myself.
I like to explore new things
if it was my idea to start off with
or came up with.
I value a lot of things.
I ask a lot of questions
because my mind likes to wonder.
But my brain likes
to control itself.
I am beginning to realize
that I am courageous and brave.
That I am strong and not weak.
That my excuses are now commitments.
My “thine own self” is starting to “be true”.
And I am starting to love it.