Tue, 12/08/2015 - 22:47 -- mkaelam

I am who others tell me to be

I sit quietly 

nod politely 

I don't talk back

I don't say how I feel

I want to rip heads off 

"Donald Trump will be president" they'd say

And I just smile and silently disagree


I know I should be strong 

I should be certain on who I am

but I'm seventeen

I don't even know what I like to eat

I am who others tell me to be

Because it is easier than deciding who I want to be 


I am liberal 

I am weak

I am strong 

I am who I am 

I am feminist 

Am I?

I am who others tell me to be

As others can validate me

in ways that I am unable to 


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