FIGHT FOR INDIVIDUALITY

FIGHT FOR INDIVIDUALITY

A Poem by JENY
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Difficulties of being a social animal....

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FIGHT FOR INDIVIDUALITY

I tried to walk…

I tried to learn to walk…

With them, who are well versed in walking.

I stumbled.


They tried to mock..

They tried to learn to mock…

At me, who is well versed in mocking.

They failed.


I tried to dissolve

I tried to learn to dissolve

In them who are well versed in dissolving.

I couldn’t.


They tried to defeat

They tried to learn to defeat

Me, who is well versed in defeating.

They lost.


Now…

I am not social.

I am not asocial.

I am not anti social..

I am what I am..


I am an
Island..

Always nagged by waves..

Exhorting and bullying me…

To deprive myself of my stability

To be frail and fugacious like them.


I didn’t budge…

How can I turn back..

How long can I pretend?

That I have not seen my true nature?

That I am an alien to my own entity?

© 2010 JENY


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This poem is all about not fitting in and being one of the crowd. It seems like modern society is all about complying and being 'average' and your poem is striking back in a very powerful way.

In the beginning you seem to be expressing your attempts to fit in. Although you describe your failure as a stumble it seems by the second stanza you have taken their mockery you were subjected to and turned it back on the average crowd.

I really like the fifth stanza where you are renouncing all the things you are not. It's all too easy to allow yourself to be pigeon holed and your confession, 'I am what I am' serves to underline how you renounce this trait.

I can think of few things less aspiring than wanting to be average and you do a great job of explaining your personal 'fight for individuality'.

Posted 10 Years Ago


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Brilliant poem :) I love the use of repetition throughout, it flowed brilliantly.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Individuality is the essence of existence in my opinion. I will who I am regardless of what others think. I do not believe I should change that to fit in to any popular group. Nice write.

Posted 10 Years Ago


I always find that those who walk a different path than the rest of society are the most interesting. Probably because they are the ones who are brave enough to just be themselves. I really like this poem. It had a quiet defiance and resolve to not be like everyone else.

Posted 10 Years Ago


This poem is all about not fitting in and being one of the crowd. It seems like modern society is all about complying and being 'average' and your poem is striking back in a very powerful way.

In the beginning you seem to be expressing your attempts to fit in. Although you describe your failure as a stumble it seems by the second stanza you have taken their mockery you were subjected to and turned it back on the average crowd.

I really like the fifth stanza where you are renouncing all the things you are not. It's all too easy to allow yourself to be pigeon holed and your confession, 'I am what I am' serves to underline how you renounce this trait.

I can think of few things less aspiring than wanting to be average and you do a great job of explaining your personal 'fight for individuality'.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a great poem you have:)

Posted 10 Years Ago


amazing, I love the message that you give out in the poem. The poem is full of thoughtfullness and great imagiary. Well written :) Good job, I like it very much :)

Posted 10 Years Ago


wow...always love the messages behind your work....in the mind of an individual ful of thoughts...how enlightening!!

Posted 10 Years Ago


I don't see the need for the 2nd stanza (Maybe personal; If so, it's ok then). Er.. If you stumbled while walking, how can 'they' not defeat you? :-| 'Frail and fugacious' don't get along, I guess (Poetic license? Duh!). The last stanza was spotless, in fact the best of the poem. :) Keep writing.

Posted 10 Years Ago


When we know we are all different. We can be at peace with our life. I like the flow and story in the poem. Last line is a question we must ask to keep our sanity.
A excellent poem.
Coyote

Posted 10 Years Ago



"Now…

I am not social.
I am not asocial.
I am not anti social..
I am what I am.."

Love this part!


Posted 10 Years Ago



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Kerala, Thrissur, India



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