Monday, August 01, 2005

Poem--Acceptance

Decorate me not, with your labels:
Like a dress I have outgrown,
They sit awkwardly upon me,
Not belonging; peeling off;
Stifling my soul with the narrowness
To which you confine me.

They let you imagine me
As what you wish me to be.

Paint me not with your hues;
Each of you perceives me
Through the tint of your own eyes
And sort me like candy.
Then you accuse me: like a chameleon,
Of changing color with every view.

In truth, it is you who view me in colors,
And you, whose perceptions change.

Fashion me not in your shapes:
I am not soft clay to be molded;
I have a form and contour
That cannot be changed with force;
Your compulsion may break me
But it cannot re-sculpt me.

I do not need to look like you:
It is you who need me to fit in.

Stop trying to define me—
I defy your simplistic definitions,
Do not hope to classify me:
I do not fit in your pretty categories.
Do not try to remodel me,
I have been modeled as I was meant to be

I am. And proud to be.

Accept me.

27 Comments:

At August 02, 2005 3:28 AM, Blogger Mr.infoRyder said...

Self obsessed son of gun ....: D

Don’t think too much..... If you figure it all, you will be dead.

 
At August 02, 2005 3:30 AM, Blogger Sajan John said...

hey !
You alraedy grown up!. Why you are still writing like a teen-youth having some existential problems ???.To who are you arguing to ?

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At August 02, 2005 8:13 AM, Blogger Phil Johnson said...

People need more of your work to be published. So why dont you spend more time writing thinking of all your fans out there...

 
At August 16, 2005 12:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At August 24, 2005 4:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is the reality that you are trying to evade? have you ever imagined your self become nothing other than pure intangible pain that fluxes to and fro? what is the big entity awakened and moaning in you, aroused by a petty teeny weeny infatuation? why don't you stop all these, all pretensions of a surrogate morality in tha carnival attire of ancient poetic moods in a programmers tailor cut language.

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At September 13, 2005 10:51 PM, Blogger Jeeves,Reginald said...

is OK...
"Accepto Moi" :-)

next post please

 
At September 28, 2005 12:53 AM, Blogger Viking said...

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At October 15, 2005 11:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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You have been blessed with a superb talent, keep it up.

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At November 14, 2005 7:33 AM, Blogger Phil Johnson said...

Its so sad that you just stopped posting without even leaving a note why the delay....

 
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At November 15, 2006 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi

Farheen ,you got good poetic sense .
I love the way you put right word at right place .
Keep it up

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Each of you has your personal story; it is your history. Keeping a diary or writing your feelings in a special notebook is a wonderful way to learn how to think and write about who you are -- to develop your own identity and voice.

People of all ages are able to do this. Your own history is special because of your circumstances: your cultural, racial, religious or ethnic background. Your story is also part of human history, a part of the story of the dignity and worth of all human beings. By putting opinions and thoughts into words, you, too, can give voice to your inner self and strivings.

A long entry by Anne Frank on April 5, 1944, written after more than a year and a half of hiding from the Nazis, describes the range of emotions 14-year-old Anne is experiencing:

". . . but the moment I was alone I knew I was going to cry my eyes out. I slid to the floor in my nightgown and began by saying my prayers, very fervently. Then I drew my knees to my chest, lay my head on my arms and cried, all huddled up on the bare floor. A loud sob brought me back down to earth, and I choked back my tears, since I didn't want anyone next door to hear me . . .

"And now it's really over. I finally realized that I must do my school work to keep from being ignorant, to get on in life, to become a journalist, because that's what I want! I know I can write. A few of my stories are good, my descriptions of the Secret Annex are humorous, much of my diary is vivid and alive, but . . . it remains to be seen whether I really have talent . . .

"When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! But, and that's a big question, will I ever be able to write something great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer? I hope so, oh, I hope so very much, because writing allows me to record everything, all my thoughts, ideals and fantasies.

"I haven't worked on Cady's Life for ages. In my mind I've worked out exactly what happens next, but the story doesn't seem to be coming along very well. I might never finish it, and it'll wind up in the wastepaper basket or the stove. That's a horrible thought, but then I say to myself, "At the age of 14 and with so little experience, you can't write about philosophy.' So onward and upward, with renewed spirits. It'll all work out, because I'm determined to write! Yours, Anne M. Frank

For those of you interested in reading some of Anne Frank's first stories and essays, including a version of Cady's Life, see Tales From the Secret Annex (Doubleday, 1996). Next: Reviewing and revising your writing

 
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At March 13, 2007 12:51 PM, Blogger Mithun said...

"...have been modeled" limits.Defines. In the end, is it not a mere request to see what YOU "define"? Is it not contradictory? What makes you not accept others definitions?

And, is there a need for a definition?An identity?

Mathi...enthayaalum enikkishttappettu tto...

 

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