Riley Choma

Veteran Poet - 1,415 Points (12/05/1997)

I Am An Individual - Poem by Riley Choma

I am an individual that looks in the mirror and sees a body but not myself.

In a world that forces us into defining bubbles I ready a handful of pins.

I am an individual trapped within 206 bones and 3 layers of skin.

In a word that tears us down into it's image I carry thread; day in and day out I try to reinvent.

I am an individual that hears their own voice and feels nauseous, but yet can't shut up.

In a world that tells us what to be I claw at the walls of a boiling pot.

I am an individual that's definition has been minimized to that of over 1,000 working body parts.

I am an individual that loves those with the same working parts in silence.

In a world that throws us labels and puts us on tracks, I bend off the rails into a new direction

I am an individual that tolerates questioning glances and the obvious covering up of words.

In a world that brands us I feel inconsistent to this reality.

I am an individual that doesn't fit into categories; I am colorful.

In a world that feels all wrong for me I live.

I am an individual that can only be described as a rather complex allegory.

Topic(s) of this poem: individualism


Comments about I Am An Individual by Riley Choma

  • Drtony Brahmin (4/15/2016 3:44:00 AM)

    In a world that throws us labels and puts us on tracks, I bend off the rails into a new direction

    yes labelling other is a problem of our society.... one who can stand beyond all these thoughts of others is really free. thank you. tony
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  • (5/29/2015 1:28:00 AM)

    You truly are a gifted individual. I rate it 10/10... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 17, 2016


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