who are you?

who are you?

A Poem by zaisham9393


who are you?

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Are we born to follow the rules?

Are we really real, is this just a game

Are we born to be the same?

Quick to judge, we are all to blame


Who we were…

Who we are…

That leads to somewhere

Or it may lead to nowhere?


Who am I?

Who I want to be?

What I collected from my journey?

Now, it makes sense to me


I was very sure

I thought I knew the answer before

But how could I know, before I got there

I realized I was following an empty trail


I knew the words the world taught me to say

Talk like this, walk that way

Quit the whining, embrace the pain

Don’t be too sensitive, or make a fool of myself again


Sometimes we all give in to the pressure

The expectations, the standards, the fear

It was never me

I thought it was who I wanted to be


Should I leave it all behind?

I want to know if I will ever find

Who I was when I was sixteen

Full of life, but now it’s darker than it’s ever been


I want to but I just can’t face

They say I should embrace

Should I mourn or celebrate?

It’s hard to accept the cruel fate


Fake a smile, tell a lie

No one cares, the time flies by

Now everything seems like a myth

Cause, there is no truth to it


I've gone through life pretending

Some things are just never ending

Not everything can be captured in one scene

Life is not a movie set, evil can’t always be seen


I’ve been an actress pretending, taking the blame for things I never did

The pain I felt but I kept running away from it

I was just playing a role, and now I am tired, I can’t stand, so I quit

You knew everything about me, except you, never knew a thing


Some don’t deserve to be understood; selfish and demanding

Ruining it for all, by their thoughtless scheming

The truth is, no one likes to be around the person

Fighting, cursing taking advantage of everyone 


What we see and hear, our journey, fear; is how it all  identifies with our theme

Some love to fake it, secretly celebrating the death of someone’s dream

Right now, I want to know what’s real, and why do I feel so defeated

Torn between how life is now and what it could’ve been


Struggling to embrace the weaknesses

The worst of what I’ve felt and seen

Trapped wandering in aimless endless circles, like a horror movie

but who would I be without my story?


Sometimes we are forced to play the role we never choose

We all are scared to take that risk...what if it's the last chance to lose

the things in life, we all go through

Reflecting the entire scene, in the end, your story defines you

the chances you get to think it through and make it right

starts with your story...

and without a story, there is no 'me', and 'you'

© 2017 zaisham9393

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I believe we create our own story. Good or bad. We decide the journey. I enjoyed your logic and your thoughts. Thank you my friend for sharing the amazing poetry.


Posted 7 Months Ago

This is relate able indeed! I think we are constantly trying to see if we are the person who we want to be or we are just doing what others expect of us to be.It seems like it's is an never ending battle.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Unbelievable work, this was really amazing to read, I kept getting goosebumps with each line, your poem is relatable and I always wanted to write something similar to this but not in poem.

Thank you for sharing such an amazing writing.

Posted 1 Year Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for this review :)!
Joey Nizz

1 Year Ago

Your welcome :)
I actually had an idea about writing something like this-I never got to it. This may give me a bit of inspiration. Very well written!

Posted 1 Year Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


1 Year Ago

Thank you :)! that's awesome :)!
This poem is very relatable.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Your writing is amazing. And your Words always gets to Me

Posted 1 Year Ago

Very illustrative and extensive in its depths! A real mind opener of attitudes and motivations! A strong, undeniable forth coming? Write more like this and many will learn through simpleness. A lot has been put on this work and artfully expressed on such topics.

Posted 1 Year Ago

I love your style of writing so much, it feels so honest and passionate. You can really see that this comes from the heart and I think almost everyone can relate to it, keep at it ! :)

Posted 1 Year Ago

You never fail to amaze me with your words which are filled with heart's deepest thoughts which I can relate with.
Torn with how life is now and how it could've been.
This line is a sentence of regret and I loved this line the most. It is true that we always think how we were and how we are now, don't look back to see how life was, look back to see how much you've moved on.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Should I leave it all behind?
I want to know if I will ever find
Who I was when I was sixteen
Full of life, but now it’s darker than it’s ever been

i can relate, i lost the ''me'' who i was used to, know i don't know who i am or where i'm going,your poem brought some hope back to me.. every one changes, and maybe i should start to accept it, i'm still me in the end.
thank you for sharing i loved your poem

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Hi, I am Zaisha. Well, I would start by saying that writing is one of my passions, and a way to cope with feeling overwhelmed. Also, I have been working on improving my writing skills and this woul.. more..


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