Who Am I ?

Who Am I ?

A Poem by Vidya Bacchus
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Ramblings of a purple angel.

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                                                             Who am I ?


I am  not a poet or a wordsmith,
Who can capture with my words,
I can only beg these pages,
To be patient with my ramblings,

I am not a singer that can coax a tear,
By the sweetness of my voice,
And be remembered long after,
My curtain has fallen.

I am but a person cast adrift in my life,
Wondering and worrying,
That I am going about it all wrong,
And everyone knows,

As they judge me in silence,
Shaking their heads at every decision,
But offering no advice,
Lest I realize they are looking.

I used to need your approval,
It meant so much to me,
Until I realized it was never mine to have,
And then my approval became all that mattered to me.

© 2014 Vidya Bacchus



Author's Note

Vidya Bacchus
We need to accept ourselves for who and what we are.

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so true -- there are people we have in our lives whose approval we crave, but at the end of the day, it's our own skin we have to live in.:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Seems like you've learned a lesson most miss during an entire lifetime. This is such a diamond: "And then my approval became all that mattered to me."

So very true. Life is short and we must realize and be content with who we are. We were created that way for a reason.

Great work, my friend.

Posted 1 Year Ago


As they judge me in silence,
Shaking their heads at every decision,
But offering no advice,
Lest I realize they are looking.

Only approval and rejection can never judge our identity.
This is deep write.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kinda deep write!
It's looked you passed through emotional bushes of moments & conquered it all -- with your own words. Sometimes, worst time bring the life writing such deep pieces full of emotions & inspirations. You still write very beautiful pieces. Indeed.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Depending on other people's judgements to define who we are is a painfully common thing which I am, myself, guilty of is a very damaging thing. You base your self-worth on the opinions of someone who is imperfect and unwilling to help you at all. Self-discovery is left to each person to loo within himself to realize that though you're not perfect, you are still worht more than a billion dollars.
The last stanza was just a delightfully-inspiring thing to read.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

2 Years Ago

True that master.We will never be able to please the masses so we need to please ourselves.Thank you.. read more
Sinking lower and lower into other's approval we lose our identity.. i liked the humility here. That yes i am not shakespeare.. i just ramble and this pages tolerate me. The message is inspiring- accept yourself first to be accepted by others.. BeYOUtiful.. :) nice write N***a.

~Sophy

Posted 3 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

2 Years Ago

Thank you Sophy your words are so much appreciated :-)
Sinking lower and lower into other's approval we lose our identity.. i liked the humility here. That yes i am not shakespeare.. i just ramble and this pages tolerate me. The message is inspiring- accept yourself first to be accepted by others.. BeYOUtiful.. :) nice write N***a.

~Sophy

Posted 3 Years Ago


Yes! Accept yourself for who you are and be happy with who you are!! There is nothing that can get in your way if you love yourself. Besides, who needs all that negativity from yourself when we get it from others around us> Beautiful and positive write! xo :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

3 Years Ago

Thank you Maddy very good point :)
Yes, self realization, and acceptance is important to our well being and ability to love.
Great write purple angel.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

3 Years Ago

Thank you Ance.You are a sweetie :)
oh my! i love the vulnerability shown in this poem .. and then the light goes on .. enjoyed this reading this morning .. such wonderful honesty ..
a purple angel eh!?? quit inspiring :)
E.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

3 Years Ago

Thank you so very much Mister Noodle .Lol...yes a purple angel that's me :)

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Vidya Bacchus
Vidya Bacchus

point fortin, Trinidad and Tobago



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