Our Lives as Outliers, a poem

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We have grown, learning

the different ways

to fit in

we learn to struggle

beneath our own skin

for this is surely,

where happiness sleeps.

But we try

and we cry

and we struggle

beneath these lies

and some sadly

get lost in this race

there is not a trace left

of their soul.

Have we not yet realized

that beauty lingers

in the curious ways

that our hearts speak

in what we have learned

along the way

and despite our imperfections,

who we still strive

to become.

All our lives,

we have writhed

beneath this lesson

unspoken, yet shouted

in so many ways –

“be average”

when our true goal

should always have been

“be more.”

Our true beauty

is found

in what outlies

all the rest.


(c) Sumyanna 2017


Written for The Daily Post Prompt, outlier

Beautiful image courtesy of Pixabay.com


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Serendipitous Web Life. : ) says:

    Beautifully expressed. : )

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much!


  2. kittysverses says:

    Wow, how nicely put that we should be glad of our uniqueness and not make efforts to curb it down.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      So very true. Staying true to yourself is necessary.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. So beautiful, Sumyanna. Your words flow as if on a breeze yet convey such depth and quality and meaning.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      So glad you enjoyed it. I have decided to join my own photos and words together more, if possible. It makes it that much more personal 🙂 Thank you and thanks for sharing!


      1. Your welcome, and how brilliant is that! Way to go Sumyanna! Love it!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Your photography is spectacular and your words heaven, they go together beautifully. Using your own photos makes the verse come alive as your writing. It already lives on the page, your that good. Your photos would be the icing on the cake.

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Sumyanna says:

          Thank you so very much. I thought it might be a nice little project 🙂 Glad you agree.


  4. waah. beautiful composition
    i agree with you what we need meritocracy not mediocracy

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much. I definitely agree…

      Liked by 1 person

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