Sometimes It's So Hard To Try Being Yourself

Sometimes it’s so hard to try just being yourself,
Because expections from those around you become increasingly demanding.
And if you happen to slip according to the standards they set for you,
Then they feel like you have failed and they insist you are not the same person.

Sometimes it’s hard to try just being yourself,
Especially when the weight of your friends and family push down at you shoulders.
And when you try to get up from all the problems surrounding you,
There is no one there as a safety net and you slip again further into the depths below.

Sometimes it’s so hard to try just being yourself,
When others want to compare you to another person they view better than you.
And no matter how much you improve from your past mistakes and sins,
It is never enough for them to find forgiveness and they turn away from you.

Sometimes it’s so hard to try just being yourself,
When they don’t like the clothes you wear because they want you to look like them.
And they want you to look at their expensive wear even if you can’t afford it,
Only to call you cheap behind your back and down grade your self-esteem.

Sometimes it’s so hard to try just being yourself,
When you walk, talk, eat, sleep, feel, and act the best way that makes you feel good,
Yet, in their eyes they do not see your inner self that does not pretend,
To be anybody else other than your own, beautiful, loving, caring, and forgiving self.

Sometimes It's So Hard To Try Being Yourself

oscarelizondo

Harlingen, United States

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Somewhere in this poem there is a part of you that understands how sometimes it’s so hard to try just being yourself.

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