Inspirational Poem

Poem About Resisting Conformity

The pressure to conform in our society is high, and it only drains people of their peace and strength. I've found true happiness in loving myself the way I am. (I do not bother about what people say as long as my Christian values are satisfied.) Do you dare to be different? This poem is for you

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This is a life changing piece. It reminds me of the words of the great Socrates, "Man know thyself." I must say, I'm so lifted!

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Published: January 2018

Because I know who I am,
I'm at ease and free.
I can't be like others,
And they can't be me.

I've got fading scars,
An unusual physique,
But it all works together
To make me unique.

I've got hidden strengths,
Some obvious flaws.
Still I am who I am,
For better, for worse.

I don't have to blend in;
I won't live a lie.
I can't please everyone;
I won't even try.

Some call me proud;
Others stare at me in alarm.
But I'm not one to bother,
Because I know who I am.

more by Abimbola T. Alabi

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Has this poem touched you? Share your story!
  • Peter Peace Mfon by Peter Peace Mfon
  • 9 months ago

This is a life changing piece. It reminds me of the words of the great Socrates, "Man know thyself." I must say, I'm so lifted!

  • Charlene Carlies by Charlene Carlies
  • 1 year ago

I absolutely love this poem! It's so beautiful and puts into words exactly how I'm feeling currently. Society can put so much pressure on us to be different people, but never be afraid to just be yourself!

  • Muhammad Noh Bin Rozali by Muhammad Noh Bin Rozali
  • 1 year ago

Wow, it inspired me to be myself. I always stressed out thinking about others' perceptions of me. I thank the Almighty God, for created me as I should be in this life. Praise be to Him.

  • Lyons Tee by Lyons Tee, 8310 Heidi Lane apt 122, 25
  • 1 year ago

I love this poem so much because this is exactly how I feel!

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