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‘I’m Happy With Who I Am’ is a short poem written by Vandana Lunyal. As the title suggests, it is a poem that teaches one how they ought to be happy with who they are.
About the Poet:
This poem is written by eminent poet Vandana Lunyal. Another work penned by her which is present in this book itself is ‘My Furry Friend’.
The theme of this poem is self love. Through every stanza, the persona reveals how much they love and have accepted who they are, celebrating the uniqueness only they can possess.
This short poem is divided into three stanzas consisting of five lines each. It does not follow a strict rhyme scheme.
I often look into the mirror And I like what I see, I see myself looking back at me Showing the index finger Saying no one can be like me.
The poem begins with the persona liking their own reflection in the mirror, indicating that they are more than content with their appearance. They point towards the mirror and state that no one can be like them, thus motivating and encouraging themselves.
I'm unique, the mirror tells me I'm precious, I matter The world has a need of me If I smile and make it better Saying no one can be like me
The persona calls themselves to be unique and precious, stating that their presence matters in the world. Not only does their presence matters but their smile is needed by the world as well, for they believe that their smile has the power to make the world a better place.
Be confident, says the mirror Whatever you are, be happy. I believe in myself, my being My size, my shape, my colour I'm happy with who I am!
The persona states that their reflection asks them to be confident and be happy no matter what, indicating the good state of mind they possess. They further proclaim that they believe in themselves, every aspect of them, and are happy with who they are.
This is an empowering poem. It shows how important it is for a person to love themselves for who they are, to rejoice in everything that defines them.