Sheldon Allen Saluta

Rookie (December 26,1991 / Davao City)

According To Them - Poem by Sheldon Allen Saluta

According to them, I’m ambitious
Yes, I am! I’ve got to be like that and be cautious
If not, I will never grasp my ambition
And I will be a dump loser with no emotion

According to them, I’m truly weak
Astoundingly, I take a deep sign, I don’t want to meek
I hurdle any shortcomings, I hate chat
Weak is not my bound lines, just observe my physique stat

According to them, I’m bull-headed
Am I? What’s the roots of this success and was applauded?
Can I stand now with pride if I’m what they thought?
‘Cause they do not know me well and that is a big quote

According to them, I’m a sinner
Just because I never go to church, It’s a mind-killer
They never know what’s in my heart, in my soul
That is, truths are blinded by my actions, it’s my all

But it was just according to them
At least, I live on my own and nothing to do with them
I just close my eyes and ears, it’s my anthem
And make a smile, smile of pure and of vision, for them

Comments about According To Them by Sheldon Allen Saluta

  • (2/22/2010 8:49:00 AM)

    Nice one. Be what u truly are and what u believe in. Repetition of title gave life to poem. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/21/2010 2:20:00 PM)

    Sounds like you had to get something off your chest! Loved the poem but always proof read and know what words means...'sign' did you mean 'sigh' as in breathe and being 'meek' is not a form of weakness it actually means 'power under control'. It's all in love because you have the makings and passion to be even a better writer. Keep the dictionary close to you...I know I do. Great last line...loved the resolve. Published some new writes...pls. check them out, Thanks! (Report) Reply

  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (2/16/2010 8:12:00 AM)

    just be the way you should be and not just the way you wanted to be.... anyway, poem is well written/expressed (Report) Reply

  • (2/16/2010 6:18:00 AM)

    Hard to pick who they are meaning them..has to be your parents? for who else would keep you under a microscope...nothing wrong with ambition keep that up,
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  • (2/16/2010 4:51:00 AM)

    Interesting poem
    well express
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  • (2/15/2010 11:37:00 AM)

    interesting poem. I'd say more but I'm kind of fried right now. sorry. (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/15/2010 10:36:00 AM)

    Great idea and definite improvement. Keep writing! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 15, 2010

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