Bouncing back

They just go on laughing at you
Using their little lies,
And then enjoy the moments when
Water gushes down your eyes.

They tell you that you aren’t good
You say, “Yes, I am not,”
They make you lie to yourself then
While they just lie a lot.

When you think you’re beautiful
They tell you that you’re wrong,
And everyday a mirror breaks
When you replay that petty song.

But you and I both are aware
There’s no reason to be low,
For you contain more beauty than
A mirror can ever show.

It’s their eyes that cannot behold
The diamonds that you’re worth,
And the change that you can make
as a diamond of this Earth.

No matter how long you’re trodden upon,
No matter you’re called wrong,
Every time they’ll put you down
You must bounce back strong!

129 Comments Add yours

  1. A great poem as usual by you!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much V! So glad to hear from you.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Maurice says:

    This is a wonderful poem

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Maurice says:

        You are welcome thanks for responding to my comments

        Liked by 3 people

      2. Shanyu says:

        Cheers 🥂

        Liked by 1 person

    2. Gottfried says:

      What Maurice said

      Liked by 3 people

      1. Shanyu says:

        Thank you ☺️

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Lia says:

    Wow… this is so very beautiful and uplifting… such a loving gift to put into the feed, for us all to read, and take in as soul food, for when we have need. Thank you Shanyu, for sharing this wonderful heart-healing song. 🧡🌻🔆💗🙏

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi Lia. Thank you so so much. I’m so glad you like it. Have a wonderful day.

      Liked by 2 people

  4. Deb says:

    Very beautiful and inspiring poem Shanyu 👏

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi, thank you so very much. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. I find this poem very uplifting. I love this line especially as it is so true:
    “For you contain more beauty than
    A mirror can ever show”
    For me the inner beauty of someone is where true beauty lies.. Beautifully written Shanyu!

    Liked by 7 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much K! It was very much intended to be uplifting and hope-giving in these volatile times. Thank you for stopping by.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Always my pleasure Shanyu:)

        Liked by 2 people

  6. This is a great poem, Shanyu, beautifully written, and a life-affirming message. if you know your own worth, others cannot put you down!
    All the best! Cheryl

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Cheryl. I’m so glad you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Seeker says:

    One’s sadness is managing to create happiness in another.. atleast it managed to entertain the cruel though. 🙏🏻🙂👍🏻

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      That’s one interpretation, yes. Thank you so much for reading.

      Liked by 2 people

  8. Msdedeng says:

    This is comforting but heartbreaking at the same time that our fellow humans can cause us so much pain.
    The truth is finding that strength, surrounding ourselves with good people who support, encourage, and lift us, but most of all, finding our self worth and clinging to that.
    Be blessed, be well!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. You’ve put it perfectly. I just hope more and more people start appreciating themselves, because once they do, nobody can put them down. Cheers.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Msdedeng says:

        Very positive message, well done Shanyu.

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Shanyu says:

        Thank you again. Much appreciated.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Msdedeng says:

        You are very welcome Shanyu.

        Liked by 1 person

      4. Shanyu says:

        Always friend. So good talking to you.

        Liked by 1 person

      5. Msdedeng says:

        And you 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  9. Yleniaely says:

    Absolutely magnificent poem!!! 👏👏❤️

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Ely.

      Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend.

      Liked by 2 people

  10. Powerful and empowering!
    Thank you for your words that go deep inside and make a difference

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. I’m so glad you find hope in these words.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 2 people

  11. The message here is so significant in our times. Thank you for writing this.

    Liked by 6 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      I’m so glad you like it. Thank you. Have a fantastic day

      Liked by 1 person

  12. besmcmillan says:

    Well written and very, very true! Even the rhythm and rhyme of your writing is steady encouraging.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. I am so glad this poem is there where I want it to be. Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. aruna3 says:

    Most lovely and hear touching poem.don’t care the world.you are you ,this thing makes you beautiful and unique❤

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Exactly. Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. aruna3 says:

        Welcome with love🌷

        Liked by 1 person

  14. Ah! Such a wonderful piece of poetry.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Harsh says:

    There’s some serious hope.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Harsh says:

      *that’s

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Shanyu says:

      I’m so glad there is. That’s one way we can make a change. Thank you for stopping by.

      Liked by 2 people

  16. This is such an empowering and motivational poem. Loved it😀🎀

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. I’m so glad you like it.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Welcome dear. Yaay!😊😀

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Shanyu says:

        Cheers 🥂

        Liked by 1 person

  17. Katy Claire says:

    Beautiful poetry and message. You write so well. It truly sounds effortless ✨

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so so much Katy. I’m so glad to know this means so much to you. Have a blessed week.

      Liked by 2 people

  18. Great Shanyu! Yes, always, always, always!

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you Cindy. I hope everybody finds the courage to say yes.

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  19. So encouraging! Keep fighting!

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Nico. Yes. Here’s to the warrior within us!

      Liked by 2 people

  20. Indeed, bounce back and move on.🤗

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Exactly. Thank you so much for stopping by.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Yiena says:

    Mood and spirit lifting piece~ Great word Shanyu~🥰💝

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Y! I’m so glad you feel this way.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Yiena says:

        Don’t mention it dear~🥰🙈

        Liked by 2 people

  22. yassy says:

    Wow what a poem !! Love the optimism and wisdom in this. It should be a mantra for one and all.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Yassy! I’m so so happy to know you like it. I hope everybody finds the special in themselves soon.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. yassy says:

        You are welcome, Shanyu.

        Great thoughts there .. if they read your work , they sure will find themselves in a most wonderful way 😊

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        That is such a sweet thing to say. I hope they do. Thank you ☺️

        Liked by 1 person

  23. HappySoul says:

    Such a strong poem .. 👌👌

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. Have a wonderful day.

      Liked by 1 person

  24. Shanyu, a beautiful message about one believing in themself. It is a very wonderful and important message to all your readers. Thank you, my friend! Peace and light.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi Lance,
      Thank you so very much for leaving this wonderful comment. I’m so grateful for your kindness. Here’s to the special in each of us.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re sincerely welcome, Shanyu! And, many thanks for your kind thoughts. Blessings, my friend.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Thanks so sincerely!

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Peace and light, Shanyu.

        Liked by 1 person

  25. Ali Grimshaw says:

    There’s so much to each of us that cannot be seen from the outside.
    “For you contain more beauty than
    A mirror can ever show.” – These lines ring true.

    Liked by 6 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi Ali,
      Thank you so very much for your kindness. I’m so glad you stopped by. You’ve put it well, there’s so much within us, and I hope we come to recognise it soon. Peace and light.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. I’m glad you like it.

      Like

  26. What an unbelievable write, my dear friend. Well executed and uplifting. The mirror hides the beauty of the soul, doesn’t it? But nothing can hide your talent and the beauty of your soul.
    Splendid. Sending love and roses.
    Yours
    G.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      My friend,
      How very grateful I am for these beautiful words. I’m so thankfull for your kindness. Yes, there’s so much behind that mirror and each atom of that is so so beautiful. I hope we realise that.
      You always find a way to make me smile with your comments, so along with a rose, I send you eternal smiling faces that I hope will keep your spirits up in times of despair.
      It makes me want to ask, how are you doing?
      Yours,
      S.

      Like

  27. Ajibola says:

    This is awesome, indeed.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. Have a fantastic weekend.

      Liked by 1 person

  28. inspiring and encouraging, powerful poem! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much R! I’m so glad you like it. Have a wonderful day.

      Like

    1. Shanyu says:

      Maybe just until we realise what lies beyond: eternal sunshine for those who wish to see. But yes, as far as it goes now, heartbreaking.

      Liked by 1 person

  29. That’s the spirit; bouncing back!
    We’ve got more beauty than a mirror can reveal.
    Anything statement that makes us feel worthless and tries to convince us that we cannot improve is a lie.
    There are really too many lies out there.
    Let’s not lie to ourselves either.
    Very inspiring post!
    I sincerely love this!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi. This is a wonderful thing to say. You’ve put it perfectly.
      Let’s not lie to ourselves either. Exactly the point.
      Thank you so much. I’m so glad to have instilled this little hope. Have a wonderful day and keep living!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. We shouldn’t let others define us.
        We shouldn’t be convinced that we are less than we truly are.
        That too will be a lie to ourselves.
        Thank you for appreciating.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        My pleasure.

        Liked by 1 person

  30. Yesss
    Bouncing back so strong

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Exactly. We all are so so special and we don’t need somebody else’s approval to start embracing it

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. Peace and greetings.

      Like

  31. That’s very beautiful. Thank you ☺️

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend.

      Liked by 1 person

  32. magarisa says:

    Beautifully uplifting!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend.

      Liked by 1 person

  33. Kally says:

    Very inspiring indeed.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Kally.

      Liked by 1 person

  34. Ramya Vivek says:

    Wow..Powerful lines. Great job.👌

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much. Have a fantastic day.

      Like

  35. Thank you. I needed this today.

    Like

  36. Shayra says:

    Beautiful. Yes, there are many who willingly push us down. Sometimes, they don’t even know what impact it put on our mind.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend.im so glad the s resonates with you.

      Liked by 1 person

  37. Empowering words! So well written.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Friend. I’m glad you like them.

      Liked by 1 person

  38. dietmine says:

    inspiring poem i love it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much.

      Like

  39. Ishita Gupta says:

    Dear Shanyu,
    This poem touched my heart. It is extremely powerful but extremely emotional at the same time. I don’t know how did that. My eyes held tears of joy and hope and power, after reading your beautiful verses.
    I especially loved the third stanza, so really gorgeous.
    Keep writing💛
    Love and hugs
    Ishita🌺

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi Ishita.
      It’s so good to see you after so long.
      You absolutely leave me humbled by your comment. Thank you so much for these kind words. I’m so glad you liked it and am equally blessed to have this conversation.
      Thank you so much for reading. Here’s to the special within!
      Yours,
      Shanyu.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Ishita Gupta says:

        It is absolutely my pleasure dear Shanyu. Your writing always touches my heart.
        Cheers!
        Hugs
        Ishita♥️

        Liked by 1 person

  40. There is a beautiful sense of perseverance here. Great poem.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. I’m glad you like it. Thank you.

      Like

  41. gabychops says:

    Excellent poem. No one can walk over you unless you lie down first.

    Joanna

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much. Yes, very well summed up.
      Let’s be warriors.
      Shanyu.

      Like

  42. gabychops says:

    Warriors and learners, Shanyu. Please look up today’s post on the discovery of photography. Thank you for your wonderful poetry. It astonishes me that is so much talent around, among young people.

    Joanna

    Liked by 1 person

  43. gabychops says:

    Thank you, Shanyu. Greatly appreciated.

    Joanna

    Like

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