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Conform (not) to the Uniform


Hyn Edwit is a university student who writes poems and stories reflecting his inner thoughts.

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Conform (not) to the Uniform

Young and fragile

nurtured I was,

catered they did

for a skin

I did not ask for

A skin tailored

for a rigid border of an area

found in their heads,

found everywhere around me

A skin attached

to my own that didn't even come to

blossom, it did not come to fruition, instead

It bled.

It was rotting, eating every being that I am

poisoning me inside

as if to cleanse this body

Their skin did not fester

Yes, it didn't for a long time but,

It had to


Had my eyes been gouged out

Had my ears been cut off

I wouldn't have broken free

Their hate did

the opposite to me

I am sick of the stares and

disgusted of the pretenses

Had their rigid square mellowed

and accepted that there is more than one

shape, color, ability and capability

to conform

they would have understood why

I hated their skin,

their uniform

© 2021 Hyn Edwit

What are your thoughts about this poem?

Hyn Edwit (author) on April 20, 2021:

Warmest Greetings, Peggy

Indeed, it would be a richer experience living life when we embrace diversity!

Thanks for stopping by!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 20, 2021:

One is born without a choice of who our parents are or in what country we are born. We should learn to embrace differences and accept one another. Our lives would be a much richer experience!

Hyn Edwit (author) on April 20, 2021:

Warmest Greetings, Brenda!

We share the same sentiment. All of us are connected one way or another and so differences must not hinder how we perceive others. We are, just like what you said, one in the universe.

Thank you very much for stopping by!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 20, 2021:

Definitely a message in this one!

We need to accept everyone as they are and for who they are as a person.

Not skin deep.

We all have different shades of skin, but it goes both ways.

The word...All...includes each one of us.

We must All change our way of thinking in our minds.

Events or history from the past have nothing to do with the here and now.

We are one in the universe.

Hyn Edwit (author) on April 20, 2021:

Warmest Greetings, Lorna!

Thank you very much for your kind words! I agree and so we must learn how to be our own human despite the pressure of trying to always fit in.

Again, thank you for stopping by!

Lorna Lamon on April 20, 2021:

This is such a thought provoking poem Hyn and I believe that those who do conform in order to please others, will end up not liking themselves. Well written.

Hyn Edwit (author) on April 19, 2021:

Warmest Greetigs, Ruby!

Thank you very much for this. I'm glad that my message got across. Yes, one should know how to love their own skin and not wear the skin that others wanted to see on you.

Again, thanks for stopping by!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 19, 2021:

This is so very deep. The color of one's skin is no accident. We are all created by God whom loves us all. This is chilling, yet very well constructed.....

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