Who Are You?
by EJ Schoenborn

What is the definiton of perfection?
Who started these beliefs of beauty?
Where did these myths come from?
When did they start to become true?
Why is there no answer from you?

Who are you, to tell me that I’m
less than what I should be?
Who are you, to list the things
that I should do to be me?
I don’t need to listen to you!

According to myself, I am perfect!
According to my soul, I am beauty!
According to my heart, I am the one
to tell you that I don’t care
about what you think… Who are you…

Who are you, to touch me?
Who are you, to break me down?
Who are you, trying to hurt me?
Who are you, causing all this pain?
Who are you, to try to make me feel this way…

I don’t need to listen! I don’t need to follow!
I don’t need to try again! I don’t need to lie!
I don’t need to be what you want me to be…
Who are you…

EJ Schoenborn is a sixteen-year-old Junior at Elkhart Lake – Glenbeulah Highschool in Wisconsin.  A lover of animals and nature who can usually be found outside wandering forest trails and woods looking for peace and tranquility among the trees. This is one of EJ’s first published poems, though we expect many more poems from EJ to start appearing in journals and zines very soon…