Accept Yourself and Move On

Updated on July 15, 2018
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I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

Be Yourself
Be Yourself

My skin may not be perfect, I may have a few skin tags and moles.

My hair may not be beautiful and my wrinkles may show I am old.

I may be heavy on the gut and my butt not that awesome

I may even be an introvert, and my life and existence lonesome

I may have a few crooked teeth and my toes are not pretty at all

I may even be flat footed, and before my second step I am prone to fall

It is possible I am just a nerd and do not make friends with the school jocks

I may not be ontime all the time, After reading grandpa's old clocks

I may be sickly and can't partake in sports

I may simply be the clutz on the basket ball courts

I don't know how to fry chicken nor make a perfect stew

My clothes may just be a bit raggedy and my closet has nothing new

I don't follow fashion trends nor does my life resolve around the social media

But my life may be a sad love story on rewind playing on a multimedia

Despite all what I am not, I am proud of all that I am

I am me, there is no other version

I don't pretend to live in someone else's flesh

I walk my own path, I create my own footsteps

I am me, accepted and proud

My own spirit, my own character, with expression of happiness so loud

I will be the best me possible

My own destiny, my own actions I hold myself accountable

Nobodies shadow shall see me lingering behind

I accept me, I accept who I am, now it's time to shine.

© 2018 Clive Williams


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    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      24 months ago from Jamaica

      Readmikenow. That is a good way to move forward my friend.

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      Clive Williams 

      24 months ago from Jamaica

      Hey Flourish, the song girl. Thanks

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      24 months ago from Jamaica

      Thank You Eric.

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      24 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Frank.

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      24 months ago

      Very good words. A person once wrote about throwing off the bags on your shoulders filled with hurt, pain and shame then moving forward freely. I enjoyed reading this.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      24 months ago from USA

      This is a good message of self acceptance, Clive.

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      24 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks much Delilah.

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      24 months ago from Kentucky

      I loved this Clive, great message of accepting one's self and being one's own person.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      24 months ago from Shelton

      I like the feel good about yourself message here Clive.. awesome read...:)

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      Eric Dierker 

      24 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I love it. That is way feel good.


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