Kelsea Osterman


Being Me


Is what I am so bad?
Is being pure so bad that I get mocked
Is being who I am what makes me so different
Because I don’t follow what everyone else does?
Does that make me less than perfect?
Does it make me weird?
Because to me it makes me, well me.
I’m me and if you can’t accept it then oh well.
I refuse to change who I am for someone else.
Just because they think they know what is right for me.
No one knows me better then me.
I can take care of myself.
And I will be as normal or abnormal as I want.
I don’t want to be like everyone else.
So what I am is who I am.
And nothing more.
I may not be her or you, but I’m me.
And that should be good enough for you.
I try to be perfect but I have realized
that there is no such thing as perfect.
So I try to be the best that I can.
So if that means that I don’t wear the latest trends.
Or say all the right things.
Doesn’t mean I’m weird, it just means that I’m different.
And really I would much rather be me,
Then be like everyone else.

Submitted: Friday, March 25, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (6/18/2014 8:53:00 AM)

    Wow a powerful poem on individuality and uniqueness of all of us and no need of being like everyone else.
    I wish to say the exact things myself. A difrent person isn't a freak, he is just being himself.
    Pls review my latest poem too. (Report) Reply

  • Buddy Bee Anthony (9/5/2013 1:17:00 AM)

    One thing I am fairly certain of. You're not constant, everyday, ordinary, garden variety, you've seen one you've seen em all... and being a fair distance from the norm by writing poetry and telling us how you feel about yourself, Go forth with your emancipation from normal. from one bad maching to the next. (Report) Reply

  • Richard McClellan (10/31/2011 7:00:00 PM)

    I would change the line' Does that me less than perfect? ' to Does that make me less than perfect? ... Good poem! (Report) Reply

  • VEER the ultimate boy (4/21/2011 7:44:00 PM)

    hey its a nice poem and its quite similar to one of my poem......
    the same feelings from both of us in both the poem
    its a great co-incidence

    keep rocking like this
    10++++ (Report) Reply

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