The You version of Yourself

The You version of Yourself

Look at your sister!
She wakes up on time,
Studies on time,
Heads to school on time,
The perfect kid of time.

I looked at her and pondered,
I am not like her.
Do I want to be her copy?

Look at Tom!
He is the school topper.
The pet at school and home.

I am not Tom.
Do I want to be his copy?

Look at other kids
They labour and earn money.
You are still studying,
You don’t have a car,
A house to live in,
And money to spend on us.

Do I want to be them?

I thought I was unique,
A masterpiece
But I don’t have a fan.
They are all a fan of my
Sister, friend and mates.

The real me wakes up late,
Is not a Ms Perfect,
I don’t sugar-coat,
I am not here to please,
I am a thinker and innovator.

I want to be different.
I do not want to be my sister,
I do not want to be Tom,
And I do not want to be them.

They are different and unique,
So am I.
I am not what you want me to be
I am the version of me,
The only masterpiece and edition.

-Sneha Sabu

About this poem

In a world of comparisons, it is important to look within and be the true masterpiece of yourself. This poem stands and speaks to all those who often get compared to others, where people and society expects us to be someone we are not.

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Written on July 12, 2020

Submitted by snehasabu on June 14, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

1:03 min read

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 934
Words 213
Stanzas 11
Stanza Lengths 1, 5, 3, 3, 2, 6, 1, 5, 5, 4, 5

Sneha Sabu

Sneha Sabu is an international strategist, author, motivational speaker and development thinker. She is passionate about issues affecting the human kind. She has written more than 25 short stories for children, 20 poems and several articles on social issues. She lives in Sydney, Australia. more…

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