Poetry · Short Stories · Society · Thoughts & REFLECTIONS

A poem for “those” days

Resist the urge to listen

to those who try to tell you

who you should be;

you know yourself better

than anyone could.

But also resist the urge to be deaf

for there are things about you

you only learn through someone else.

Resist the urge to be hard

for in softness lies formidable strength.

But also resist the urge to be too soft,

for there are times when you should not yield

times when you should put yourself first.

Resist the urge to be selfish;

you must learn to share parts of yourself

if you are to establish genuine connection.

But also, resist the urge to be too selfless

there are some things you must keep only to yourself;

these are the things you cannot afford to lose.

Resist the urge to be stuck

we are made to evolve, to eclipse ourselves.

But also resist the urge to give in to everything

for a person needs an inner compass that will stand firm

despite all the ways it is being challenged

Resist the urge to be safe

you don’t get to live life twice.

Drink in as much of it as you can.

But also, resist the urge to live without stability.

Carve out a life for yourself

that you don’t have to escape from.

And most of all, resist the urge to think when you must feel

for there are moments that can only be understood when felt.

But also, resist the urge to be driven by irrationality.

You are more capable than you think. 

You are not a prison.

You can master yourself.

 

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