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'Be Yourself'

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Below is the poem entitled 'Be Yourself' which was written by poet Sydney Poole. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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'Be Yourself'

One girl, one mind
She grabs one costume
And another and another.

Anything to hide away,
Safe from the world
The cruel, cruel world.

Take out the make-up 
Put it on and don't go on stage;
She is afraid of the cruel, cruel words.

The words 'Be Yourself' surrounded her
She shed the costume and make-up,
And that has made all the difference.

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  1. Date: 4/2/2013 6:29:00 PM
    So easy to relate to the feelings expressed in this poem. :)

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 5:32:00 PM
    true expressions of self love..enjoyed

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 6:04:00 AM
    This is explicitly awesome. I love the piece so much and I think I will be checking on your other wonderful works... Its a blessing coming to your page and I hope you do well to stop by too. Once again, nice work.

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 3:20:00 PM
    Yes, Sydney be yourself - you have a very nice poem here - Welcome to P-Soup ! - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 7:54:00 AM
    I couldn't see your email, but this is a message of welcome - and I noticed you have my family name from my time before I was married. You must be the long lost relative I was searching for, ha ha.

    Poole Avatar Sydney Poole
    Date: 5/22/2012 4:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    YES!!!!! that would be really cool!
  1. Date: 5/22/2012 7:51:00 AM
    I think you mean "Be Yourself" in your poem, but I did understand and I agree with you so much. It's a hard lesson to learn especially when you are a teenager. You have to take a chance on the stage: they either like you for what you are or get lost, ha ha. You won't please them all but you will please many.

    Poole Avatar Sydney Poole
    Date: 5/22/2012 4:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for pointing out my mistake and i will see if i can fix it and that is what my poem tries to explain and how i feel in my life
  1. Date: 5/22/2012 5:41:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Sydney. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 8:55:00 PM
    I enjoyed the ultimate message of your poem, Sydney.

    Poole Avatar Sydney Poole
    Date: 5/22/2012 4:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much