A Poem by Kyra Owers

Do you think you're clever?


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.

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register


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

Posted 1 Week Ago

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


1 Review
Added on May 31, 2021
Last Updated on June 1, 2021


Kyra Owers
Kyra Owers


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..

Fade Fade

A Poem by Kyra Owers