Thursday, September 23, 2010
Our next piece of poetry comes from Junior. Junior is an incredible athlete with a charismatic yellow personality that everyone enjoys being around. This poem he wrote on the topic of being accepted was recently published along with some other entries from students here at Diamond Ranch. Hope you enjoy it!
Accepted, what do I have to do to feel accepted?
How can I be myself and have others respect it?
Why do I feel the need to fit into a category?
Am I accepted by my family if I don't do as my dad before me?
Everytime I sin to feel accepted, a nail gets pounded into the Cross,
My heart bleeds at the thought that my soul is lost.
Bad influences recede like darkness, I am the one who pays the tax
I hate all the inexpressiveness, I just want the cold hard facts.
One thousand friends on Facebook, I command the world to see
I have sanctioned myself, and others have neglected me
All the pain I feel, I lock up and let smolder
The rage is unrelenting now that I'm getting older
To be approved of today, means I'm cursed tomorrow
I suffer silently to myself, I am immersed in sorrow
I feel caged in my mind but to you I look fine
God help me to seek truth, without you I feel blind
I go through so much, I go to great lengths
For the approval of another, not realizing my own strengths
Perhaps the road is written already, and I just have to accept it
But still I try and try again until I feel accepted