Della Perry

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I Am At War - Poem by Della Perry

I am at war with my self esteem
Wolves smiling, falsity, lies
Want me to stand against the wall
To blend in to the background of their selfish lives
So they can stand tall.

I am at war with my confidence
They want me to remain small
To hide behind fear, make me extremely clear
That I do not fit in to their idea of it all.

I am at war with my inner soul
I will devour them whole
For I am not that mole, who will continue to live in darkness
Or allow them to smother me in soil
I have reached the boiling point.

I am at peace, I am I
As good, as worthy, as kind
As mean, as jealous, as mindful,
As smart, as pretty, as ugly, as trustworthy,
As appreciative, as loving.
The balance is within me
Not lowly, beneath you
Not above you, as you tried to be to me
I am learning to be in balance.

I don't want war, I want peace
A piece of history
Where I was allowed to be as good as you thought you were
Confidence, self esteem grew rapidly
It showed you the door.

Topic(s) of this poem: self discovery


Comments about I Am At War by Della Perry

  • Bri Edwards (2/7/2016 9:40:00 PM)


    “To blend in to the background of their selfish lives” ……….here (in u.s.) I would type “into”, but I have noticed several poets from the ‘british empire’ who seem to chop some of my words into/in to two words. I guess it is a cultural difference.

    favorite lines so far:

    “I am at war with my inner soul
    I will devour them whole
    For I am not that mole, who will continue to live in darkness
    Or allow them to smother me in soil
    I have reached the boiling point.” ……………..nice flow and rhymes and thinking :) :)

    and more:

    “I don't want war, I want peace
    A piece of history
    Where I was allowed to be as good as you thought you were
    Confidence, self esteem grew rapidly
    It showed you the door.” …………….. I like the use of ‘peace’ followed by ‘piece’

    I wonder; did YOU show someone “to the door”? did you lock it behind her/him?

    to MyPoemList bri :)
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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 31, 2015



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