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Never apologize for being exactly the person that you are, warts and all. Tough if someone scoffs at you for that! It's not your obligation to please the world. You are your own individual. Should a soul attempt to rearrange you in any form, in any shape, in any way; tell that sucker to go fly a kite! Stay just as you are because.... you're fine and dandy! You're a sparkling diamond, remember that; perfectly imperfect, as you should be. Never mind... the scars deep within you, or those written on your skin for all to see! There's no shame in wearing those. They don't make you any less special! Never change a single thing about you; not your idiosyncracies, not your adorable quirks, not how you carry yourself not how you dress, or your hairstyle. Rock on with your bad self! Your personality is uniquely yours. Should you hear that it's all twisted and wrong, tell the fool that said so.... "Sorry, you've got it backwards...and mind your business!" You're just fine the way you are. You are who you are, and that's that. Let no one try to change you, because you're special, one of a kind; and there's nothing wrong with you! Date written: 11/28/2020 *an example for my next contest, "Your Advice To The Youth"*

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Date: 12/24/2020 9:16:00 PM
Great words of wisdom, Edward, good example. Merry Christmas Hugs Eve
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 12/25/2020 3:33:00 AM
Thank you, Eve:-) Merry Christmas!
Date: 12/20/2020 1:27:00 PM
A very good example and great advice! stay your course! are we allowed to rhyme?
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 12/20/2020 2:24:00 PM
Thank you, Krish:-) My last contest was rhyme. I'm asking for lyric poems this time around. Good luck in the contest, my friend!
Date: 12/18/2020 11:11:00 PM
So! What you ate, you are. 'll try contest on my muse. Blessing
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 12/19/2020 5:13:00 AM
Thanks for the lovely visit, Anisha:-) Good luck on the contest!
Date: 12/10/2020 10:57:00 PM
A great write for not Just youth but all. Love self, live for self, be confident, be happy, do whatever your conscience says. All should follow.
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 12/11/2020 6:57:00 AM
Thank you very much, Rama;-)
Date: 12/8/2020 11:52:00 AM
Edward, I agree with your advice to youth. We have to be true to ourselves or we'll never find happiness. A beautiful poem that will inspire great entries in your contest! Hugs, Carolyn
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 12/8/2020 1:05:00 PM
Thank you so much, Carolyn:-) I'm glad you liked it!
Date: 12/2/2020 12:19:00 PM
Hi Edward, This is a good example for your contest theme. Stellar advice that the youth of today and adults can benefit from. I will see what I can do but have set the bar real high. Have a great day:-) Alexis
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 12/2/2020 1:13:00 PM
Thank you, Alexis:-) You'll do great in this contest, I'm sure! Blessings...
Date: 12/1/2020 10:53:00 PM
I LOVE this, and you certainly would put anyone in their place. Rock on with your bad self, Edward!
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 12/2/2020 3:15:00 AM
Thank you very much, Jenna:-) I'm so glad you did!
Date: 12/1/2020 6:15:00 PM
A great write and an excellent example for the contest, Edward!! I love the smooth flow of words; thoughts!!
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 12/1/2020 6:39:00 PM
Thank you so much for the feedback, Newton:-) Most obliged.