by Poet on the Piano   Apr 16, 2022

I am becoming more bold,
even if I'm the only one to notice.
I'm bolder than my coffee,
waiting to be consumed then forgotten,
bolder than my active resistance against a
house that wants to bury me here.

I recognize my worth more frequently,
deciding not to let a flood of makeshift
apologies leave my mouth and stain my truth.

I've been standing up for myself in
subtle, yet monumental, ways.

I wear a bracelet colored with courage,
though I still have a tendency to shy away
when someone stares too long.

My pride and confidence are on full
display in a new, frightening light.
I work hard to redirect the automatic
thoughts of "what will they think of me?".

But, I find strength when others make
a genuine effort, when I'm included,
not treated like an outsider - an oddity.

I am becoming more bold, secure, and steady,
in all the ways I've always dreamed of.


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  • 2 months ago

    by nourayasmine


    Of course you’re becoming bolder, because you’re a warrior with a heart of gold. Love you, Elliott. This piece made me smile to myself today.

  • 2 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    An inspiring piece. Well deserved nomination. Milly x

  • 2 months ago

    by Wayne Gates

    You are growing. Fear is lessoning and love increasing.
    Thanks for the inspiring words.

    • 2 months ago

      by Poet on the Piano

      That means a lot, Wayne. Thank you for reading and for the support!