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Different

I was never precious or fragile

I was hardly sweet and often too agile

They complain that I’m too much

Others say I’m not enough, as just such

I would never settle and they just can’t understand

I am not theirs to command

I stand out in a world that is full of the-sameness

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One In A Million

Life’s not perfect,

your failures are greater than your achievements

but that’s alright.

What matters is how many times you get up and try again

Even super heroes aren’t perfect,

they too have their weaknesses, struggles and lows

You look at yourself in the mirror

you see an ordinary person.

no matter how ordinary you may seem to yourself,

you’re extraordinary to someone else.

You’re someone’s inspiration,

and they love your uniqueness

Don’t let the haters get you down

there tend to be many of them.

Look instead to those who love you true

the times you got up and kept fighting

you are worth keeping,

worth waiting

truly one in a million

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For I Am Unique

I do not wish to dwell in sadness

as I am a happy person,

I always have been

Lately though, I’ve been aware

of my own faults

and my self-esteem is not as keen

I drag myself into the wasteland

of hypocrites and parasites

who wish to pull me down

I let them do their job

as I plummet to darkness

they laugh at me as if I’m a clown

The worst part is I let them

make a fool of me

I don’t even bother

Don’t even struggle to fight

I just let them be

as they slowly conquer

Why do I let them dictate me?

my life, and who I am

they only bring me sorrow

I refuse to chain myself to

this so-called commonality

I refuse to be shut down, to be narrowed

There is nothing wrong with me

nothing, needs to be changed

or improved

I do not need to be compared

for I am unique

I refuse to be moved

Commercials do not define me

cannot change me

or fool me

Commercials are just lies

to try to define me

I refuse, I rebel

they can’t hold me down

 

 

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Take Flight

Criticisms come everyday

don’t let this get in your way

they’ll pull you down, but just take the shot

don’t back down and give it all you’ve got

go for the win, with all your might

you know you can do it, it’s time to take flight

It’s hard, I know

don’t hold the pain inside, let it show

you don’t have to pretend to be so strong

we all make mistakes, we can afford to be wrong

but at the end of the tunnel, there’s a light

spread your wings and take flight

Don’t listen to what others say about you

they just hate you for being true

you’re okay the way you are, you’re unique

be proud, be heard, time for you to speak

don’t be pushed around, stand up and fight

boost your self-confidence, go ahead and take flight

Challenges come and lessons are learned

you may be calloused but maturity you’ve earned

don’t be afraid to take the risk

changes come fast, quite a brisk

always remember to do what is right

and don’t be afraid to take flight