Unique

DSC05369As I grew up I did not know

How I was supposed to go

Navigating life’s devious ways

Emerge successful through the maze

Mentors everywhere I sought

If I followed them, so I thought

Shape myself along the lines

Of their lives, I too could shine..

To mould myself, hard I tried

My gut instincts I tried to hide

I was convinced I did not possess

Intrinsic qualities for success

If I tried to follow my heart

My chances of success it could thwart..

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Although modest success I did gain

Not following my instincts gave me pain

Success was never quite attractive

In others’ methods it seemed captive

Then one day in quiet introspection

I realized on closer inspection

What kept me perpetually discontent

Was following others, that I did now resent

My own canvas I needed to paint

My unique expression I did not need to taint

With thoughts that did not belong to me

In a new light suddenly I began to see

How gifted I was, in ways singular

How being myself was much simpler

Special I am, uniquely designed

My purpose in life I have to find..

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