People are not poetry
You can write for hours and hours
Of all the things that you crave for or you wish to be,
But the truth of the matter is simple
People are not poetry.

People with great faces
People who come from strange places
People who love to discuss different races
People are people
But People are not poetry

And I know that you wish you weren’t awkward,
That sweet words could roll right off your tongue,
But your time is too short just to worry.
It’s okay to be rough round the edges,
To be bruised up and broken and scarred,
But it’s not okay to tell people who you are,
Because, people are not poetry.

People who are complex or simple,
People who are strong or feeble,
People who are few or ample,
People are people
But people are not poetry.

You might not be a star that lights darkness,
Or a bird that can teach us to soar,
But it’s okay, because you are too complex,
To be crammed into one metaphor.
It’s okay not to know what you’re doing,
Since your feeling don’t have to all rhyme.
You are much more that ever can be written.
You are much more than being read or judged.
Because people are not poetry.

 

– Srishti Bhagat

( Srishti )

 

Photograph by Abhinavanand Singh.PhotoGrid_1493406080049.jpg

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