Iris Rain

Who I Am - Poem by Iris Rain

I am who I am
Not who you believe I should be
I am not here to gratify your vanity
I am not here to pay you for what you think the world owes you

You may think I owe you everything in the world
My worth is justify by your approval
I own nothing of myself
Seems like my sole purpose is to make you feel good about yourself

You forgot that I am a person
You forgot that other people besides you can have feeling to be hurt

I don’t believe in your creed
Status, money, relentless chase after material things
The senseless battle to win in things that do not matter, so that you can brag meaninglessly that you have arrived, and you have won

I am not the person you think I am
I will never be that person you think worthy of your love and acceptance
I am done trying to win your approval, done justifying my self worth by your measure
Done trying to make you proud doing things against who I am
Because I have realized now that it is a hole, which I can never hope to fill

Henceforth and ever, I will never let you dictate my course in life
My life is my own, not yours

And I will never again forget I am a human, I deserve my own happiness
Not base it on if I am loved by you

Comments about Who I Am by Iris Rain

  • Rookie Denise Bekker ~* The Sound *~ (6/19/2010 12:33:00 PM)

    It is good to know who you are! Sense of confidence, and healthy self esteem! Good write! ; D (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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