Break the Change

Break the Change

A Poem by Tomislav Petricevic
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Be true to yourself, not other people.

"

My arms are stretched into the sky,

My body's weight lifted up high,

In irrelevant matters I no longer pry,

As I did not want anymore from inside to die.


They told me to adapt, to become like them,

Because that would make my life shine like a gem,

And I started listening, not aware of the phlegm,

Not aware of their purpose - my mind to condemn.


I did what I was told, blended in with the crowd,

Haven't spoken a word, haven't spoken out loud,

But lonely walks down the street with my head down bowed

Made me realize I was a weirdo to myself, for not feeling proud.


So once again I BREAK these cold chains of captivity,

Let my soul wander far in planes of creativity,

Make me find the state of utter progressivity,

As I push away any form of forced-into activity.


My arms are stretched into the sky,

As I no longer wonder why

I am different than them - that I can't deny,

But no longer living with one closed eye.

© 2012 Tomislav Petricevic


Author's Note

Tomislav Petricevic
This poem is a spritual sequel to one of my first poems, "Break" (you can find that one on my profile, too!) :D
Oh, some people don't like when someone uses more complicated words for rhyming, but I like that, so if you are going to complain about it, I don't care. ;)
Thanks for reading! :)

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Fantastic poem, excellent rhyming, very skillfully done. Be true to yourself, that's the best thing anyone can do for themselves and also one of the hardest. It takes a brave person to break free of those trying to make them into the image of what they want. I really enjoyed this one a lot.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Each stanza took my breath away.
Each one of them.
It is like story, i guess all of us can easily relate to. So many a times, we are told to do things, which would make us like others, because apparently they are "better".
We often don't realize that we are missing out on our individuality just to fit in, just to be a part of the crowd.
And when we do realize it, and when we break the chains of captivity, maybe we get a little detached from the "usual" ..but we do become a better version of ourselves, a happier, a more aware version of ourselves.
Wonderfully written poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Fantastic poem, excellent rhyming, very skillfully done. Be true to yourself, that's the best thing anyone can do for themselves and also one of the hardest. It takes a brave person to break free of those trying to make them into the image of what they want. I really enjoyed this one a lot.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very nice! Love it.. (:

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I loved the poetry, and rhyming's flawless, but what I loved more is the connotation. The feelings are certainly something I can relate to. Often in my life have I encountered upon those who make me feel as if I'm worthless, because I happen to be 'different'. But different means unique, and it's amazing to be unique. One should be proud to stand out, rather than blend in. I would try to be like others to fit in, but now I know better, and keep my head held high. I loved that feeling of freedom conveyed in the first and the last lines, well, actually, I enjoyed the whole poem. Great job.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Good poem. I liked your wordings and the way in which you expressed.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pretty good! I liked it!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I just love it... every word fits into it very well.... great Job!!!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love this poem! I have to sayy that this is the FIRST poem i've read where the rhyming actuallyy sounds good! Where "big words" fit into it as well!(: Great poem! :D

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i love thsi and the "complicated" words make it that much better. i can tottaly relate. i was told that being myself was wrong i listened to them and lost myself i didnt even know who i was. Great poem! inspiring... for real

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

really good!!!!!! like always my love :D amazing x)

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Tomislav Petricevic
Tomislav Petricevic

Slavonski Brod, Slavonija, Croatia



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