Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Poem Called “What Does It Mean To Be Wild”

texas wild flowers by ljmacphee, on Flickr
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What does it mean to be wild, what does wild mean to me
It means to be as free as free can be, without a care in the world
It means to be fearless, and live life as if there is no tomorrow
It means that true beauty is truly undefined, 
it can be whatever you want it to be
It means you say whatever you feel loudly and proudly.

What does it mean to be wild, what does wild mean to me
It means that you live your life by your definition of success
It means to love passionately with all your heart
It means to follow your dreams without inhibition
It means to be yourself no matter what.

What does it mean to be wild, what does wild mean to me
It means to believe in yourself when no one else will
It means to fight for what you believe in
It means to ignore the popular trends, and follow your own
It means to never give up or give in.

What does it mean to be wild, what does wild mean to me
It means to never settle for less
It means to always believe that you’re the best
It means to be anything you want to be
It means to follow your heart, and let it guide you.

What does it mean to be wild, what does wild mean to me
It means to live your life on your own terms
It means to be you, and never let anyone define you
Well at least that’s what wild means to me
 What does it mean to you?

By Aminah Ahmed

“What Does It Mean To Be Wild”, was inspired by India Arie’s interview with Oprah Winfrey on Super Soul Sunday. The lesson that I learned from India is that you have to live your life, and not let other people live their life through you.