Stop Trying to Change Me, a poem

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I have wallpapered my soul

In the hopes that you

Would find me pleasant

I have tattooed

A permanent smile

And pierced my eyes wide

To beg your acceptance,

But I wear my wounds

I wear my wounds

And no matter how much I try

I cannot retrace these scars

For this is who I am.

You cannot divide me up

Part and parcel

And pick that

Which makes you pleased

You cannot deftly cut out

The heart of me

To keep my engaging smile

Or sever

My lilting laugh

When that is what you desire.

And I guess I never expected

That I just wasn’t

Good enough –

All of me.

So I bleed

And I cry

And I pick myself up

All the worse for wear,

But I will keep on trying

To find sincerity –

I guess that is just

Who I am,

Because I never

Gave myself a reason

To change who you choose to be.

 

© Sumyanna 2017

 

Beautiful image courtesy of Pixabay.com

 

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Another deeply emotional and beautiful poem, Sumyanna.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much Robbie 🙂

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  2. Soul Gifts says:

    Yes! Accept me as I am – warts and all, for that is the authentic me 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      May we all realize this should be our matra and accept nothing less 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Be who you are, because you are beautifully made.
    New blogger here.
    Keep making amazing poems

    Like

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you so very much – and so glad you are here!

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  4. Very powerful 🙂

    Like

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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