Wow this is powerful and heartbreaking and I can so relate to it. How can we expect others to accept us when we ourselves at times having trouble accepting ourselves. This poem feels like it was written for me. It took me a very long time to finally accept me as for who I am while others still having trouble to accept me for the true me. I have learned to be fine with that but it did bother me in the past. Keep reminding yourself you are beautiful and it does not matter if others accept you. Remain true to yourself and look how gifted you are.
2 years ago
by Ben Pickard
Stanzas 4 and 6 are truly wonderful, Saffie. The whole poem is excellent, but those two particularly impressed. "You scooped out my soul....." - superb, and emotional and the poem's last two lines really impacted on me.