I’m not you


Just stop trying to control

every fucking thing in my life.

Who to talk to, what to wear,

when to sleep and what to feel.

Please just let me be.

I know you care, want only good for me,

but it gets suffocating,

constantly trying to mould myself

into the person that you want me to be.

I might still be naive,

but let me make my choices.

Guide me through every situation,

but stop forcing your choices on me.

I’m not you and you’re not me.

I need you and I do love you,

but please, don’t become that person,

I constantly try to get away from.


What did you think of this poem? What did it make you think of? Do you think you’re really free in your actions and decisions? What’s freedom to you? Share your thoughts below!

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Jokerswild says:

    This has this poetic breakaway feel to it, so much emotion in not wanting to lose something that it has to be plead. It reminds me of a speech you give to a parent who is living through their child to. The parent pushes their kid to do a certain career or sport that they missed out on doing and feel that the child’s success will be their own. This poem is the kid carving their own path, paving their own road and living their own life. It’s okay to guide a child, just don’t ride them because smothering is when they’ll want space because air is important when it comes to breathing in certain situations. When one looks in the mirror, they only see one person, and that’s the best them. Perfect point lovely, be you and be true.🌹

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    1. Sonali says:

      Like always, you get me like no one else does. Whatever you wrote, is exactly what I wanted to convey through this poem.
      Thank you Roy and you too ♥

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      1. Jokerswild says:

        A face brightening heart warming comment you give indeed lovely, to read your work is an emotional joy because of how un hidden it is. It’s as if you take my hand and show me where you’re going with your work which makes it enjoyable to read.❤️

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      2. Sonali says:

        Thank you for your in depth review ♥

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Jokerswild says:

        You’re very welcome🌹

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