Let me be

I adore darkness, it lets me be and shine my light,

Trying to fit in, trying to be part of crowd-

loses its sheen once you realise worth of your uniqueness,

When you are kept out of discussions,

when you are told you are left out because you won’t understand,

even being told told you are nice- hurts at times,

Yet other times it isn’t the spoken words-

It’s the actions that make you feel an outsider among “friends”,

Yes, actions speak louder than words,

I tried to be, I can’t be-

happy to be a firefly in the darkness,

I adore darkness, it lets me be and shine my light.

111 words

Acknowledgements :- Thank you Sanaa Rizvi for hosting Poetics at dVerse. The theme was to write about, “Peer Pressure”. For rules please refer here. Thank you all for stopping by and reading.

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  1. This is incredibly deep and evocative, Kitty! I am especially moved by; “Trying to fit in, trying to be part of crowd, loses its sheen once you realize worth of your uniqueness.” Yes! Thank you so much for writing to the prompt ❤️❤️❤️

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