Unlike

Sometimes

the things we can

grow, learn, want

are what people are not

 

Protected

but desire demands

freedom

 

Security

but never chasing

after dreams

 

Telling

how one must be

Controlling life

 

Ideas

from others

tell what I 

could never be

 

Sometimes 

the things we can

love, adore, desire

are what is kept from us

 

Insulted

the medium I love

 

Restricted

the genre that calms me

 

Told

to be happy

simply

cause there are people 

worse off than

I

 

You take 

my happiness

force me to

smile

Anger 

because it is not real

 

My heart is not yours

it is MINE

 

While you

may

have different thoughts

we are human

I am me

You are you

 

My thoughts

rule my world

My passion 

drives me forward

 

I learned to stand

as tears streak

my face

because 

you taught me 

that in the end

only I would guard

my soul

This poem is about: 
Me
My family

Comments

Need to talk?

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741