You're invited

by Chelsey   Jan 4, 2013


You may be a picture on someone's wall, but promise me
your smile will never be as crooked as the frame.
You may be a limb in your family tree, but promise me,
you will never droop or bend like your leaves.

I am young, perhaps not as wise as some of you,
perhaps not as experienced as you, but I've had my
share of heart breaks. I was clay once. Molded and
shaped in the hands of people who weren't even sculptors.

I let my levy break and invited rushing water to flood
my soul and I saved myself from drowning. See,
it starts with you. You have to keep breathing, keep
kicking to the top when you're suffocating immensely.

It's ironic isn't it, we search for a life guard when we
don't even guard our life. How can one save you,
deliver you, when you pollute your own world?
When you allow choices to drag you under?

I'm not saying you can't make mistakes. You will.
Just don't let your mistakes make you; define you.
You are more than what you've become. You
are more than what you thinks defeated you.

The mind is the devils playground. Don't let
him push you off the swing. Don't let him
kick you down the slide. Change your way of
thinking and you'll see a change in your behavior.

I invite you, join me in this challenge that's called
happiness. Live in it, breathe in it, find the beauty
in everything and everyone. Look into your mirror
and tell yourself, "I matter. I am valued."

Society is waiting for you...
waiting for those who choose to live without
smirks, without fears, without negativity.
Society is waiting for you...
To be the difference.

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  • 2 years ago

    by Lubanzi M Kim

    I am touched 😢 I am not sad... Just... Undefined.

  • 4 years ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    [Weekly Contest Comment: 1/7/13

    In all honesty, this does not read like a poem to me. There are stanzas, there is structure, but I perceive it more as a story. The reader is being touched by the poet's experience and it is a life lesson that goes deeper than what we all are used to hearing. A lot of adults can say you will make
    a difference in the world, but to truly be moved by a piece is to know the poet poured their soul out in writing this....and that your soul is listening too. "It's ironic isn't it, we search for a life guard when we don't even guard our life.
    How can one save you, deliver you, when you pollute your own world?" These lines are so cleverly worded and creative it pulls me even further into the message of the piece. The poet has great amounts of wisdom in this piece. We are only brought down by what we believe to be true of ourselves. We can be our own enemies. The poet's voice was incredibly active as well, like a speech I could hear from a political activist telling me to free myself and free my country.

    A treat to read and an unforgettable call here to all.

  • 4 years ago

    by Ibe

    Thank you for sharing such piece. It's like you where talking to me.
    Nice one

  • 4 years ago

    by Poetess

    I agree with the first comment! This needs to be on a poster or something :P I can't pick my favorite parts, because then i'd be quoting the whole poem :O truly an amazing, inspiring write. Thank you for the invitation ;)

    -Liz

  • 4 years ago

    by Angel

    Nice one.