It’s like a common saying;
you know, the one your school mates put in your yearbook at the end of the year?
“Don’t ever change.”
Problem is that people do change;
change can be drastic,
or it can be slight.
Ever wondered what they meant?
No, it’s not, “don’t change your hair”…
…it’s not, “don’t change your style”.
It’s not even, “don’t change your address”.
No, what it means is, stay true to who you are…
“If you’re lucky enough to be different,
don’t ever change.”
Having quirks is a good thing;
that’s how personalities are born.
It is thru personalities that we are able to reach out,
and connect with those with similar to our own.
Don’t change who you are.
Don’t change for anyone.
Your size, height, hair color, skin color, sexual preferences…
they don’t matter in the grand scheme of things.
Be proud of who you are;
learn to love yourself.
The only person whose opinion should matter concerning you,
or anything about you,
No-one knows you better than you.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
No one has the right to make you feel inferior.
Speak up for yourself.
Don’t be afraid.
Say what needs to be said,
and be strong, even if tears threaten to fall.
Yet another mini-challenge from my friend Chen: http://wordofchen.deviantart.com/
Mini-Challenge Requirements: Turn something that was said by a celebrity into something meaningful!
(Mind you…I think this is more of a tangent than a poem. I also included two quotes. The first one was from Taylor Swift, and the second was from Eleanor Roosevelt.)