Nweke Emmanuel

A Square Peg In A Round Hole - Poem by Nweke Emmanuel

Like a square peg in a round hole
I fixed amidst the tumultuous crowd
Trying to fit all round
Dancing in imitation of what I see
Compromising my real identity
The reality which defines my nature
Not noticing their fear and contempt
Their coldness with my presence

I danced and some danced with me
But it did not last, at a point I could not dance along
I discovered that I was too weak to be with them
Then others danced and jumped over me
So I came to my senses and realized my mistake
Just after I was the only dancer left behind

Topic(s) of this poem: vocation

Comments about A Square Peg In A Round Hole by Nweke Emmanuel

  • (3/3/2015 4:09:00 PM)

    We can only be ourselves if people don't take us for who we are it is their loss.
    A great poem.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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