Be Like You

Be Like You short poem

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You don’t need makeup,
or shirts that show your breasts.

You don’t have to be scared or scarred.
Please, please don’t starve.

You don’t need to hide how intelligent you are;
Or the fact that you want to be a doctor and learn how to speak french.

You shouldn’t have to be ashamed of not following the crowd.
You shouldn’t have to allow yourself to get lost in the sea of people.

You should live for you.
And nothing is more true.

It is beyond okay not to be like the rest of them.
Darling, just be like you.

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I am currently just a 17 year old, senior in high school, who uses poetry as an outlet for the good and the bad of my reality. I write to forget and I write to remember. I'm inspired by so many things, whether it be music, lyrics, poetry, stories, or experiences of mine or others. I just hope that one day my poetry can speak to someone the way many poets works have spoken to me. With that being said, I hope you guys enjoy my poems!
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Geetha Paniker
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Be who you are. Explicitly conveyed.

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