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The Only Me: My Duality

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Below is the poem entitled The Only Me: My Duality which was written by poet Lauryn Jean. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Only Me: My Duality

I can’t play this game, I can’t change 
my way
I don’t wanna be this, but I wanna 
stay this
love is unconditional and 
unimaginable
love is everything to me…

I feel empty, but I feel full
of life, of love, of joy, of hope and 
ambition
I feel lonely
I can’t control my thoughts
I hate my choice, but I love it all and 
wouldn’t change a thing

I wanna give, I wanna be given to
I wanna have passion, I wanna 
believe
I wanna fly, I wanna be everything
I wanna be everything that’s needed
I wanna matter, I wanna exist
I wanna be woman, and I wanna be 
mother
I wanna be strong, I wanna do better
I wanna be brave, but I’m so afraid 

The world is cold when I want 
warmth
I’m too sensitive, but I’m impervious
I care so much yet I’m so indifferent
I’m guilty, but I’m not ashamed
I’m loyal and true, but I’m not to be 
trusted
I can’t fit in, but I can be anything

My self-esteem is slaughter, but I’m 
beautiful and glowing 
my confidence is hiding, but here I 
stand, proud and poised and certain
I’m dying inside, but I’m fulfilled 
There’s pain and regret and longing, 
but there’s healing and conviction 
and love

I’m so messed up, but I’m so steady
I’m teetering on the edge, but my feet 
are planted firmly in this soil
I’m insane, but I have my sanity
I can’t help this, and I can’t figure it 
out
I want it to go away, but I crave for it 
to blossom
I feel tethered, but I feel free

…And I just wanna be
ME


**poem for contest**

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  1. Date: 3/15/2013 12:42:00 AM
    !!!

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 11:50:00 AM
    Excellent work here...and I see you won win with!

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 6:06:00 PM
    Outstanding, Lauryn. Congrats. Well done. hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 5:04:00 PM
    Congrats on your 1st place win

    Jean Avatar Lauryn Jean
    Date: 2/28/2013 7:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the congrats and reading =) -Lauryn
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 12:50:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win...David

    Jean Avatar Lauryn Jean
    Date: 2/28/2013 7:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you! =) -Lauryn
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 11:15:00 AM
    Congratulations, Lauryn! Wow! Alternating current!

    Jean Avatar Lauryn Jean
    Date: 2/28/2013 7:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you and thanks for reading =) -Lauryn
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 10:50:00 AM
    Many congratulations on the top spot xx

    Jean Avatar Lauryn Jean
    Date: 2/28/2013 7:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you! =) -Lauryn
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 7:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win. Connie

    Jean Avatar Lauryn Jean
    Date: 2/28/2013 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks =)
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 3:25:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem! Awesome job!

    Jean Avatar Lauryn Jean
    Date: 2/28/2013 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a bunch =)
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 8:40:00 PM
    Hi Lauryn.. CONGRATULATIONS, with this awesome poem about YOU..i like the confused feelings you express...:-) LINDA

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 2:00:00 PM
    Lauryn, i sure like this poem. I know you have a bottom note "saying for contest. I hope it's an entry for my latest contest. It would be nice to see and read this poem in my own contest. It really goes with my theme... "all bout you" always~ LINDA

    Jean Avatar Lauryn Jean
    Date: 2/25/2013 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I wrote this 1 some months ago and put it up just for your contest =) so yes, I already entered it in LOL =D -Lauryn
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 1:43:00 PM
    Lauryn wow this has twists and turns, up's and down's, you just stay you and keep writing...David

    Jean Avatar Lauryn Jean
    Date: 2/25/2013 3:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's my duality...and come to think of it, that's a much better title for it =P thanks for taking the time to read -Lauryn