People Are Not Poetry
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fallenshadow 19| Average writer dude,
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My favourite poem, by one of my favourite authors.

By: E.H. (Erin Hanson)

People Are Not Poetry

by E.H. (Erin Hanson) (That is not me. I just loved this poem, so I had to share it to everyone can.)

You can write for hours and hours,

Of all the things that you wish you could be,

But the truth of the matter is simple,

People are not poetry,

And I know that you wish you weren't awkward,

That sweet words could roll right off your tongue,

But your time here's too short just to worry,

How each single sentence is strung,

It's okay to be rough round the edges,

To be bruised up, broken and scarred,

But it's not okay to let people tell you,

That it's reason to change who you are,

Your hair doesn't always sit neatly,

The way a poem sits so neatly in lines,

And sometimes you might feel like a word,

That nobody has learnt to define,

You might not be a star that lights darkness,

Or a bird that can teach us to soar,

But it's okay, you're too complex,

To be crammed into one metaphor,

It's okay to not know what you're doing,

Since your feelings don't all have to rhyme,

Though a poem once complete is eternal,

You have the freedom to change over time,

You're much more than can ever be written,

There is no title to say, "This is Me",

You can't be trapped in the lines of a notebook,

Because people are not poetry.

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