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World Is Not Defining You: A Rhyme with Message

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


I am more than what others want of me. I am more than what society expect of me. I will not let my life be defined by a box meant to hold me down.

-- The Thoughtful Beast

Your inner world is much more real

than that outer world could ever be

it's you who paint it as bad or ideal

as your brain tells you what to see.

Others are not mirrors of who you are

so don't try to see yourself in their eyes

in your life show you are the leading star

that's how it is and can't ever be otherwise.

Look, without your five senses

any world would not exist for you

and by changing your mind's lenses

what is totally false could become true.

There is absolutely nobody out there

whose empathy could be all that good

and no matter how you may try to share

knowing your inner world they never could.

So choose who you really want to be

create yourself with your every detail

it's not who you are that they will see

as all their attempts are bound to fail.

Since you're not responsible how they observe

be yourself not their approximate image of you

your slaving to that image no one can deserve

so don't play fictional roles that cannot be true.

© 2022 Val Karas

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