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December 4, 2010
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I stand on my own two feet
because I've learned that I can.
I've learned that there's strength within me
to stand whether I have support or not.

I pick myself up
because I've learned that it's okay to fall.
We may scrape our palms and knees,
but that doesn't make us weak,
it adds to our character.

I forgive myself
because I've learned that to continuously feel guilty
about something that cannot be changed
only keeps me miserable.
And to keep myself in misery is to not live at all.

I let myself be happy
because I've learned that we all deserve happiness
even if we have convinced ourselves that we don't.
It's not about waiting for happiness to embrace you
but about you embracing happiness
since no matter how much we yearn for it
we will never attain it unless we let ourselves.

I move forward
because I've learned that standing still
only leads to stagnation
and in stagnation there can be no progression.

I think of life
because I've learned that it's better to live life
than to fight it.
So I've stopped fighting and started living.
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PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Another wow!! :faint:

You have such a knack for poetry! Keep up the good work!! :iconyourocksonicplz:
lunastar Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks! You're too kind. :D
PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
:iconrbyw: :iconbeauroseplz:
AngelaAdicction Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
2 words; It's AMAZING <3
lunastar Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks so much. =) Really appreciate it.
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010   Writer
I love this.
lunastar Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks. =D
shmibs Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
delicious, yo! it accomplishes the proper usage of metre: making the reader forget about the metre and actually read and pay attention to the words being said.

that being said, i'm not sure how you people manage this kind of thing. i seem to be stuck in a cycle between that last poem of yours and a state of ridiculous over-enthusiasm and casual actions, which leads to a radical self-consciousness, striking seemingly at random and plummeting me back into my previous state.

also, to weida's sig:
--why, in my bag of holding, of course!--
lunastar Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks so much! I find it interesting that you mentioned the meter because that's something I'm never overly concerned with. Sure, I'm looking for a good flow, but the stricter mechanics of poetry are just not my strong point--for me, it's all about the words and how those words come across (which does have to do with meter, I suppose, but I just don't think of it that way in my head). In any case, I'm glad the words and what they say are what stand out. =D

I think for me, it was just a desire to stop being miserable. I am by no means super confident or anything now, I just don't let myself be upset by my lack of self-confidence, social awkwardness and other "imperfections". Certainly, I'd like to get beyond those things, but if I don't, that's okay, too; I can still live a happy life, even if it's not like "normal" people. So "I DON'T BECAUSE..." still very much applies to me, but this has meshed with it.
weida34 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist
beautifully written :)
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