Comments : Be True to Yourself

  • 5 months ago

    by Walter

    Very inspirational Milly and reminds me of a quote by E.E. Cummings...“It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.” And like you say in your poem, it's better than being a sheep. This would be great advice to many kids today who are constantly being molded and influenced by social media everyday.

    • 5 months ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Thank you Walter. I do think its quite tragic when people follow their peers or try and be someone that they are not. These people will not be real friends and at the first opportunity steer them into trouble or steer trouble their way. Being yourself and true to yourself is definitely better than trying to be a clone of someone else. Milly x

  • 5 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Dear Milly what a true and inspiring piece. My motto was and is remain true to yourself. When I look at my granddaughters I watch them being busy trying to impress others or look like them. I keep telling them if you yourself or others can't accept the way you are then there is a problem. Beauty comes from within. Thank you for sharing and definitely goes in my favorite box. Much love

    • 5 months ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Thanks Dagma very glad you liked it. Sadly there is so much pressure nowadays to conform to others expectations. Love Milly x

  • 5 months ago

    by Star

    This reminded me of a song that I really love, I love this as much :)

    I do agree that social media is molding kids these days, we can see that in every part of the world, which is reallly sad!!

  • 5 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Thankyou S.T.A.R. for those lovely comments. Maybe tgrough poetry we can help a little. Best wishes Milly x

  • 5 months ago

    by Brenda

    Lovely write Milly! You have true to yourself all your life and it shows! Good life lessons.

    • 5 months ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Thankyou Brenda for the lovely comments and the nomination. Glad you liked it. Best wishes Milly x

  • 5 months ago

    by Ya----Na

    Another gem!!
    Loved it

  • 5 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Was I the only one who sang this to the tune of que sera sera??
    Lovely piece milly x

  • 5 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Embracing ones true self and those special people around you is certainly worthy of note. I think today's generation struggle more with peer pressure. I hope your inspirational poem helps.
    Wonderful! Xx

    • 5 months ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Thank you Mr Darcy, I wrote it to be inspirational. There is far too much peer pressure on young people particularly with the social media. Take care Milly x

  • 5 months ago

    by Allen Harriet

    different is always lonely. good reminder

  • 5 months ago

    by Kerry Gardiner

    I think you nailed this poem you have to make yourself happy in life and be true to yourself because at the end of the day it is all you got yes you have friends and family and support but truly who hasn’t felt alone in a crowded room? I think this poem was written beautifully. Good work

    Kerry

    • 5 months ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Thanks Kerry, really glad you liked it. Best wishes Milly x

  • 5 months ago

    by chelo

    This piece is incredible! Great job Milly. "Sing to your own life's tune". I really like that phrase.

    • 5 months ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Thanks Chelo, I am so happy to hear that you liked it. I do try and write uplifting poetry although from time to time it goes the opposite way. Take care and thank you for taking the time to comment. Best wishes Milly x

  • 4 months ago

    by James E Garrett

    I love the pantameter I once heard playing tennis without a net!That's how the non rythemic poems remind me of. Beautifully put!