Sunday, April 4, 2010

April 4, 2010 - The Inner Me

The Inner Me

Not sure of who I was, or who I wanted to be
I have wandered here and there
Searching for the inner me
 And to others, myself, I compared

Running from myself for so many years
I got entangled in bondage
And wrapped up in my fears
And hid the inner me inside myself

Such a strong desire to be different
Is a battle I fought everyday
I have found,  that I cannot to myself be true
If I continue hiding the inner me
While trying to be, just like you

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010


Kate Smedley said...

It is so important to be yourself, a beautiful poem again Neva.

johnnydod said...

I agree with Kate Neva be yourself, but in poetry we sometime wonder, its what we do.

Newell said...

Your poetry (for me)is about metamorphosis. Becoming is a difficult journey. You are well begun!

dawid said...

A lonely path, well worth it brave woman!

Phill Senters said...

choosing to be someone other than yourself always a bad choice.

phyllis said...

Learning about who we are is a lifelong process ; trust the process Neva- It can be a great journey

TyHyChi said...

This poem is so real for all of us..
I notice quotes all the time that say:
"Be yourself.. Everybody else is already taken"..

So I went looking for one.. and found this..
which is really true ~

"To Be Nobody but Yourself
in a World which is doing its best, Night and Day,
to make You everybody else
means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting."

~e.e. cummings, 1955

Thank-you Neva for such inspiration everyday..

Blessings to everyone..

Moira said...

To be ourselves is all we truly can be.....when we accept that we will be where we belong.....Beautiful poem Neva

hayran said...

I agree with phyllis

Anonymous said...

Have faith and believe in yourself is half the battle