A Poem by Victoria Lynn Hall
(for the nonconformists)

I want to belong
   as myself
   or not at all

To be allowed to get it wrong
   to make mistakes
   to take a fall

To express a thought
   a desire
   or a feeling
   that is entirely, authentically my own

And not be caught
   in the crossfire
   of fear and disbelieving
   or be cruelly, systematically left alone

If I must conform
   to find comfort
   what comfort is found?

Were we not born
   to be individual
   to be connected, not bound?

If I can't speak my mind
   if my heart
   must be hidden

If I'm only permitted to find
  my truth
  in what's already written

Then alone I will be
   on this new day that's dawning
Alone but still free
   to be me
   in my unbelonging

A self taught artist and creative entrepreneur, Victoria Lynn Hall lives in the Kansas City area with 4 spoiled cats. She believes in art and the magic of kindness.


Published by amplifireproject

Creative Coordinator of Amplifire Project.

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