Be Yourself

Be Yourself


Stand upright and alone

Reject conformity

Discard all your labels

Do not read newspapers

Read and educate yourself

Form your own opinions

Reject any form of prejudice

Learn to say no and mean it

Abhor all violence

Do not follow the herd

Choose friends carefully

Go where you please

Do not give in to fear

Don't identify with others

Refuse to join groups

Spend time alone

Think your own thoughts

Never stop listening

Make your words few

Wear what pleases you

Never be influenced by others

Search for wisdom

Learn to identify it

Walk alone

Be yourself

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Sat 15th Aug 2020 17:29

Hi Keith
Some very important lessons in this one about being a strong person of integrity with self belief and respect for others.
Fabulous Poetry

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keith jeffries

Fri 14th Aug 2020 16:15

Stephen and Martin,

Thank you for your comments. Most kind.

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Martin Elder

Fri 14th Aug 2020 12:53

Great poem Keith it has the feel of Bukowski about it for me but without being so harsh.
Lovely my friend

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Stephen Gospage

Wed 12th Aug 2020 16:23

Great work, Keith, although some newspapers are still worth it (not mant, I agree).

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keith jeffries

Wed 12th Aug 2020 12:46

Tom, Abdul, Julie, D W Hamilton and MC.,

Thank you for comments. MC if one reversed these attributes what would the entry exam quality one for?


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M.C. Newberry

Wed 12th Aug 2020 12:16

Sounds like the entry exam to a college for saints! Those Ten
Commandments are hard enough to follow as it is. 😉

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Wed 12th Aug 2020 09:25

Brilliant, Keith.

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Abdul Ahmad

Tue 11th Aug 2020 21:01

Wonderful advice Keith.

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