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The Glossed Over Truth

For years we’ve been told we’re not good enough,
We can’t measure up. Don’t have the right stuff.
If you aren’t pretty. If you aren’t cool.
Don’t take their advice. Won’t follw the rules.
The people you see, in those slick magazines,
Are by far much cooler, then we’ve ever been.
Our hair is all wrong. Our clothes are too old.
Why don’t we just wear the styles we’re told?
How dare you wear the things you like?
They have no labels… They can’t be right.
Your shoes didn’t cost 200.00 dollars?
You don’t work out for near enough hours!
Your hair is too long… or not long enough.
Your’e doing your makeup with all the wrong stuff.
If you want to be like the players and stars,
You better be driving all the right cars.
Does your kid have an I-pad?
And Uggs on her feet?
So she’ll be accepted,
Look cool while she Tweets.
But it isn’t the things that define who we are.
It isn’t the house, And It isn’t the car,
Be brave and proclaim, “I am who i am!
I may not be perfect, but i don’t give a damn!!”
You are not your shoes. You are not your jewelry.
You are not your cars. But who are you truly?
Look down deep inside and know your own self.
Do you like what you see, without any wealth?
If your stripped down completely, and the trappings all gone,
You must like who you are when they tell you your wrong.
Who says their opinion is the only right one?
You are NOT what you wear.
You were YOU all along.

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Things! Do they really define who we are as a person? Yes, they are details of our lives but when do they stop being “parts of who we are” and become “who we are.”?

Comments

  • Roger-Cyndy
    Roger-Cyndyalmost 2 years ago

    So Sure, so true and to the point! Brava!

  • Thanks so much guys!! <3

    – Ami Wilber-Mosher

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonalmost 2 years ago

    Hi Ami – You sure did nail this one!!!! Every line, every word speaks honestly of what “they” try to tell us what to be. We are who we are and if goodness is our core we do not need to be defined by anything or anyone else. I sure do like this writing and thank you fore being… you :)

    Rog

  • Thank you so much Roger! That is exactly what i was trying to convey!! Thank you for such a lovely comment and thanks for taking the time to read!! :) Ami

    – Ami Wilber-Mosher

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonalmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much Rog!! I am so pleased for the feature!!! :)

    – Ami Wilber-Mosher

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 2 years ago

    Wonderful write – my daughter sent me this – I think it complements
    your words perfectly ;)

  • Thank you!! Thanks for trying! lol ;)

    – Ami Wilber-Mosher

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 2 years ago

    Apologies, Ami – I cannot get the image to show -I keep reading this and the words “I am who i am!
    I may not be perfect, but i don’t give a damn!!” are so liberating :)

  • Thank you Mathilde!! Wish i could see the pic!! Thanks so much!! I am so pleased you liked it and feel the same way i do! :D

    – Ami Wilber-Mosher

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 2 years ago


    Congratulations! Excellent write, Ami!
    View your feature here and join me in celebrating our Feminine Intent
    Feb 2013

  • Thank you!! Thank you Tori!! So very pleased for the feature! :)

    – Ami Wilber-Mosher

  • greeneyedlady
    greeneyedladyalmost 2 years ago

    You must like who you are when they tell you your wrong

    that’s it in a nutshell! why does it take us SO LONG to figure that out???
    congratulations on your feature!!!

  • Thank you greeneyedlady!! :) I’m so very pleased you liked it! It can be a tough lesson for us to learn and even harder to remember. Thanks for the nice comment! :)

    – Ami Wilber-Mosher

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