Pour Your Heart Out: I'm Different

Today, I'm taking a break from Wordless Wednesday to pour my heart out. (plus I haven't taken any new pictures in a while. Bear, says it's because I'm afraid of losing my camera again, so I don't take it anywhere, and, well, he may be right.) Pour Your Heart out is for when you need to just get something out there, and with some recent events, it's exactly what I needed to do.
 I'm different! I get it. I know. I'm hard to get along with. I'm hard to get to know. I'm strong in my opinions, and I am sure to let you know. I can't always hide my feelings, and I often think outside the box. I push you to the limit to help you see my way, but I sit and listen carefully to every word you say.

I wear my tattoos with pride.  I put them where they are, for all the world to see.  I stand, up, against anyone, that says it's not how a professional should be. I wear glitter on my eyes, and blue jeans on my thighs, and you won't see me praying, while looking  to the skies. I'm different!

But, through my strength and knowledge, through the colors of my art, inside I hide the weakness, that I sometimes, care to much. I pretend that I don't feel, the sharpness, of your words. I stand behind my wall of confidence, protecting the inside me. And, none of this, no none of this, none of this do you see.

I think it would be easier, if only I'd conform. Conform to what you want of me, to what you see as norm. But conformity is not, what makes us all unique. Uniqueness equals beauty, it is that, what makes me; me.

But, sometimes I wish you'd see past that, and see my humanity. For inside, I am feeling, loving, hurting, thinking, and, breathing deep. And that is not so, different, I think.

♪Tell me I'm the only one
Tell me there's no other one...
Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage♪
(Smashing Pumpkins)

♪Every day is so wonderful
and suddenly, it's hard to breath
Now and then, I get insecure
From all the pain, I'm so ashamed♪
(Christina Aguilera)

♪But my dreams
they aren't as empty
as my conscience seems to be♪
(The Who)


  1. But you’d have to walk a thousand miles
    In my shoes just to see
    What it’s like to be me
    I’ll be you, lets trade shoes
    Just to see what it be like to
    Feel your pain, you’ll feel mine
    We’ll go inside each other’s minds
    Just to see what we find
    Look at s**t through each others eyes
    Don’t let them say you ain’t beautiful
    They can all get f*****d, just stay true to you
    Don’t let them say you ain’t beautiful

  2. Do not conform- then you wouldn't be you and the world would suck with out some originality! I'm following you now- stop by my place when you can!

  3. Don't conform! Continue to be who you are! It's exhausting to try to be someone else.

    Thanks for linking up!

  4. Be who you are! Do what you like to do! Uniqueness is beautiful &&& your poem was fantastic!

  5. You are awesome as you. :) Be who you are and ignore those that say you need to do otherwise.

  6. This post was AWESOME! I loved every bit of it and don't EVER conform... be you, otherwise you'd end up being me or her or him over there... be you, there's only one of them ;)


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