Why Not Be Yourself?

by Live WeLL   Feb 22, 2008


Why follow the crowd, when you can be unique?
Be yourself and disregard everyone's critique.

Why not live at random and do the unexpected?
Make mistakes without the hate to say "I stand corrected."

Why not follow your dreams and allow them to come true?
While you're there, wander off in search of something new.

Why not have the courage to stand and speak your mind?
Be the first to take that step ahead for all mankind.

Why not dance off-beat while singing out of tune?
Let them laugh, yet never stop all through the afternoon.

Why not scream out loud and let yourself feel free?
And take a chance without the promise of a guarantee.

Why not take a left, when everyone goes right?
Make a choice and choose the black when they all choose the white.

Why not try to shine, instead of fading gray?
Be yourself and just be you, forgetting Them and They.

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  • 2 years ago

    by Dominique

    I love this poem. my favorite line would have to be the first stanza.
    "why follow the crowd, when you can be unique?
    Be yourself and disregard everyone's critique"
    Very inspirational

  • 2 years ago

    by Dominique

    I love this poem. my favorite line would have to be the first stanza.
    "why follow the crowd, when you can be unique?
    Be yourself and disregard everyone's critique"
    Very inspirational

  • 6 years ago

    by Bradley Peter

    Simple, and a great message. I loved the examples you were giving too. The thing I like about you, is that you seem to use words to the full, as poems should. You play with them, you mix 'n' match.

    My favorite stanza has to be the seventh one:

    'Why not take a left, when everyone goes right?
    Make a choice and choose the black when they all choose the white.'

    But my favorite line has to be:

    'Why not dance off-beat while singing out of tune?'

    It's just such a fun, happy line that encompasses being free and doing your own thing. Loved it.

    Brad

    P.S. Please vote and comment honestly on all the poems you read.

  • 8 years ago

    by Sora Lynn

    This poem is very very true.

    Why not scream out loud and let yourself feel free?
    And take a chance without the promise of a guarantee.

    i loved these lines the best.
    your a wonderfu writer, keep up the nice work.

  • WoW!!! I love this poem and again such wonderfully written! I love how you write things on true facts! How all your work is not based on fiction but based on real life which everybody can relate to or knows about!

    This poem is amazing, and i am not jst sayin tthat, I mean it! This poem is real, it based on true feelings and on real life, It capures some of the best emotions possible!

    "Why not have the courage to stand and speak your mind?
    Be the first to take that step ahead for all mankind."
    ^^ Great way to get the reader involved into the poem, make them thin "Why not??" Make them think "Why havn't I been doing this? Why have I been following everyone else?" I love this stanza! great choice of words and the flow is flawless!

    "Why not take a left, when everyone goes right?
    Make a choice and choose the black when they all choose the white."

    ^^ Again your getting the reader involved, throughout the whole poem you ask questions, questions that need to be asked "why are we all going the same direction?" I love in this stanza the word choice again and the question you asked.

    "Why not try to shine, instead of fading gray?
    Be yourself and just be you, forgetting Them and They."
    ^^^^^^
    Great way to end the poem!great word choice and a really good question to ask when finishing it off. It leaves the reader sat here thinking "Maybe she's right....Why dont I do this? Why havn't I been doing this? Why am I following "The Trend, Normality"

    You did A very good job on this poem and you desurve alot higher than 5! great job her hun =)

    ~ This Mask I Hold Is Not Held Tight ~