Clever

Clever

A Poem by Kyra Owers
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Do you think you're clever?

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How could I be clever,

If the answer’s clear that I’m not.

Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself,

Let's give this one some thought…


Am I clever in the way I dress,

Confident with the clothes I wear?

No, How could I be so clever,

If everyone stops to stare?


I should be clever in my work ethic,

And all the progress that I’ve made.

But how come I am not clever,

When you look back at my grades?


Am I clever enough to talk with others,

In spite of my intellect?

No, cause when I try to converse,

They rush away in neglect.


What is it about me,

That people can’t endure?

My likes, my looks, just tell me,

Why am I not that clever?


The answer is simple old friend,

It's clear to you that I am not.

But I don’t have to listen to your words,

Isn’t that a clever thought?

© 2021 Kyra Owers


Author's Note

Kyra Owers
This poem is based on a writing prompt I was given in Creative Writing Club in my school "so you think you're clever?" and is about a teenager who is in denial and doesn't believe they are 'clever. At the same time that I wrote this, I was trying to regain confidence in myself; I had a lot of self-doubts, and trying to balance many factors in my life made me feel very insecure. Since writing this poem, it has given me a new mindset to how to deal with these thoughts that may try to hold me back.

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I hope you were graded favorably. Well done and keep writing.

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Kyra Owers
Kyra Owers

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I am a 17-year-old writer from Co. Cork, Ireland. I have always enjoyed writing short stories, scripts, and poems and through this page, I would love to share some of my works with you. more..

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A Poem by Kyra Owers