You are not

You are not your name

or your weight, height or fame.

You are not your scars

you are not your emotions that lay behind bars.

You are not your skin color

you are not your stutter.

You are your hidden smile

You are your own style.

You are the stars you love

you are free like a peace dove.

You are photos on your bedroom wall

you are warm and gentle like fall.

You are your words

you are your favorite birds.

But instead of seeing who you are

they always focus on

your worst side

the one who is a con.

Inspired by: Erin Hanson’s poetry

By Tarushi


Tarushi Parashar View All →

Hi! I am a 13-year-old currently studying in the Netherlands. For 5 years, I was studying in London and moved to India for some time in July 2019. First of all, I love playing the western flute and have been playing for quite a few years now. Playing and also, listening to music is definitely my passion. Some sports I enjoy playing are badminton, netball, swimming, football, cricket (these are the top 5!). Ok, so let’s talk about poetry. I wrote my first poem in a primary school in England and this inspired me to start writing poems on WordPress. Some of my recent poems are about global issues such as climate change, depression, bullying etc. Writing poetry is another passion of mine…so, check out my poems on WordPress. I don’t know what else I could say here so, hope you love my poems…..happy reading!!

28 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Hello lil sis. I hope you are doing well. This was a very beautiful poem.
    And it takes a lot of will and determination to have an attitude of ‘Bhaad me jaye duniya’ 😅.
    Keep writing. Will be waiting for more poems.

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