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I Am a Being Like You


We are all equal in thoughts and feelings,

But your treatment, about how I should live,

Should never be the reason for my sadness,

Nobody is perfect, nobody deserves to hurt.

I may be broken, but I try to live in peace,

If my way of living threatens you,

Make me know how it feels to be at peace,

And make me understand that loving lives,

My heart pressures the moment I cry,

With sad reality of pain, please, learn,

To care for the ones you love and try,

To make them feel better in your turn.

I may not be perfect before you,

And you see me as a threat in your life,

Let me wait it all, in hidden days of

Broken pieces, left to conceal a heart.

I am who I am, a vessel of hope,

To the ones left in the hands of lost hopes,

Like a soldier, they will walk in peace,

And mind the ones who give them peace.

Give me my peace of mind,

And my heart will learn to love,

Without piece broken.

© 2021 Millicent Okello


John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 31, 2021:

A lovely poem, Millicent. Yes, we all deserve to live in peace, and we shouldn’t judge others on how they live. No one is perfect but we all deserve acceptance.

manatita44 from london on January 31, 2021:

I can say that your poem is exquisite, which it is. In terms of expression, its pure, eloquent ... emotive.

Let the Heart -not feelings or emotions - but the spiritual Heart,. speak as your words are doing and let the Voice which uses them come forth in Love. Say that all is well and that you are doing great!

A bad neighbour exists as well as a good one. Personally, I'm more grateful to the 'bad' one, as I see him as a gift from Grace to transform my life.

I'm proud of this seed of hope of which you speak. Stars shine in the darkness, so Hearts may rejoice. Hugs. - Lantern Carrier

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 31, 2021:

Everyone deserves a chance to live and love in peace.

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