Defining oneself

Poetry, Writer life

Mistakes you have made,
Crimes you have committed,
Hearts you have broken,
People you have used,
Choices you made,
Promises that you didn’t keep,
Lies you have told,
All the bad things you have done,
That heart-sinking guilt,
The judgmental looks,
All that people say about you,
Nothing defines you.

 
You are not your past,
Don’t let it cripple you.
You are not what people think,
Don’t let them brainwash you.
You are not your current circumstance,
Don’t let it be your identity.

You are what your heart tells you,
You are what you intend to do,
You are your next step.
Be who you want to be,
Cause nothing defines you,
Only you do!

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86 thoughts on “Defining oneself

    1. Thanks a million!! For a girl who goes through your posts and is awed by every single one of them, this means sooo much… thank you so so so much! ❣️

  1. One of your best! A powerful reminder of where our self-worth lies and how our own views impact what we believe. The flow is steady and leading. The positivity is inescapable. And you close with a sentiment that rings in the ears. Well written! You inspire!

  2. You are not your past,
    Don’t let it cripple you.
    You are not what people think,
    Don’t let them brainwash you.
    You are not your current circumstance,
    Don’t let it be your identity.

    I read it over and again to let it sink in.
    More power to you 🤗

    1. I’m putting out my heart and soul in effort to amaze you. I’d be heartbroken if you weren’t amazed! And I hope to keep amazing you!! 😉🙈 Also, you amaze me all the more! ❣️

  3. Shreya, you always bring out best than the previous!!
    In this piece you have conveyed such an powerful emotion, that needs to be taught to everyone, who is unsure about themselves!!🍀❣️
    Much love and Power!!

    1. I really adore your spidy tales… This could have been inspired by it, maybe struck something in my head… But not totally I guess… It’s just life, maybe… Thank you so much for dropping by! ❣️ It means a lot to me. 🙈💕💕

      1. And it means a lot to me too that you read my stories! Thank you and yes, I know it’s just life. Perhaps my spider is not as fictional as I think he is!

  4. Beautiful & inspiring. For as long as we’re alive there is hope for change & be better. We need to love ourselves to give us a second chance for happiness & everything good.

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