Personal Touch

Personal Touch

A Poem by Mark Anthony Games (Human Voice)
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A prose about acceptance of self http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNPalHTGF84 (Narration)

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I would not feel the burn of rejection
I would not feel the emptiness of my life
I would not feel the truth in sarcastic comments
I would not feel the disappointment in my future 
I would not feel so ashamed when I look in the mirror

 

If I could learn to love myself as much as I want to love somebody else

If I could feel comfortable in my own body

If I could understand my restrictions and learn to accept them

If I could just be me, instead of trying to always be someone else

If I did things because I want to and not because I am told I should

 

Then I would be loved so unconditionally

Then I would be safe everytime my world falls down

Then I would be loved and speak from my own heart

If I could love myself as much as I want to love somebody else

Because I am the only one who has to live with me

Because I am the only one who can speak and act for myself

I grew up with myself but never got to know me that well

I can only ever be me, I am trapped inside with no escape

So I should enjoy what I have and not regret what I don’t

 

If I could learn to love myself

If I could silence the many voices in my head

If I could expel the many personalities in my soul

If I could enjoy my own company

If I could smile at my reflection in the mirror

Then I would be loved so unconditionally

If I could be my own friend and listen to myself

If I could learn to follow my heart and not my fears

If I could love myself as much as I long to love somebody else

Then I might be able to live my own life, instead of channeling someone else's

 

What could I have been,
If I had lived my life and not the lives of others

If I had just found a drop of courage to believe,

Rules, religions, expectations, were my inheritance

I offered myself as a sacrifice upon the alter to society

Bleed myself dry of dreams and ambitions, so I had more room to absorb conformity

Now here I sit, empty and lifeless

 

What might have been,

If I had just tried

If I had only tried

If I had only been, myself.

© 2013 Mark Anthony Games (Human Voice)


Author's Note

Mark Anthony Games (Human Voice)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNPalHTGF84 (Narration)

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This is so beautiful, like, I'm honestly trying to think of words and I cannot. Fantastic Job!!!

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Posted 8 Years Ago


Flows wonderfully, is very deep, and just .... WOWZA!! :) Xx

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Mark Anthony Games (Human Voice)

8 Years Ago

WOWZA, love that :-)

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Mark Anthony Games (Human Voice)
Mark Anthony Games (Human Voice)

Worcester, United Kingdom



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