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Long flowing hair, slim and pretty,

Is this what I'm supposed to be?

Am I beautiful if I'm that...

Or am I beautiful if I'm me?

QUESTIONS FROM ME, EXPECTATIONS FROM THEM

Expensive cars, fancy clothes 

Spending everything until there's nothing more

From Christ and Salvation we often run

Spending life wasting until it's done

EXPECTATIONS OF YOU, EXPECTATIONS OF ME

Am I supposed to listen to music that defames God's name

and give up my convictions so I don't look lame?

Will anyone embrace me if I just am who I am

or will they brand my personality as a sham?

INVITATIONS FROM THEM, EXPECTATIONS OF ME

My life is not a fashion statement

I don't have to prove who I am

I go by my own morals

I refuse to live by yours

DECLARATIONS FROM ME

I am intelligent

I am weird

I am talented

My life is perfect

EXPECTATIONS FROM THEM

I am average

I am typical

I am a loner

I'm just a human

EXPECTATIONS FROM ME

I am a woman

I am a sex machine

I am all-that

I rule the world

EXPECTATIONS FROM SOCIETY

 

BUT IN REALITY

I AM NOT A GRADE

I AM NOT THE PERFECT MIRROR IMAGE

I AM NOT AN ACCOLADE

I AM NOT A DISAPPOINTMENT

I AM NOT AN EXPECTATION

I WON'T ACCEPT INVITATIONS

I am deep enough, strong enough, special enough, and smart enough to know I am a prized creation

and no matter where I go in life I'll do my best to stand out in this generation  

I know that by the end of my life I don't have to be a celebrity

Because I'm perfect enough at just merely being me.

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

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