Friday, January 21, 2011


Stand up, and be proud.
Don't let anybody put you down.

They may seem big, they may be mean,
But in the end that's all they're gonna be.

Don't let them tear you apart,
Don't take their lies to heart.

You know what they say isn't true,
Be strong and show them the real you.

You're so much better than all of them,
They're the ones with the problem.

Let your inner beauty shine,
Things will get better over time.

Words can hurt more than sticks and stones,
A heart can break just the same as bones.

Next time you're hit or teased.
Remember Him, and just believe.

The opposite of faith is fear,
Stick with God, he's always near.

This poem was inspired by the song Mean-Taylor Swift


  1. your words hit home...they speak truth in a way that inspires....Stay strong and never forget the amazing gift that you are...

  2. Hi, just wanted to say thanks so much for following my blogs! It really means a lot. =D Great poem, and blog, btw!


  3. Great poem, Shelley! And I love this song by Taylor Swift! "Someday, I'll be...livin' in a big old city. And all your gonna be is mean... and a liar...and pathetic.." Lolz. Kinda mean but...aha.

  4. Shelley,

    Just wanted to drop by and say "thanks" for all the comments you have kindly left on my blog. I appreciate them a lot. :)

    In Christ's Service,

  5. Anonymous23/1/11

    Dear Shelley,

    If anyone is being mean to you, remember that one day soon, when you'll choose the people that get to stay in your life, they will most likely miss out on that opportunity. It's really their loss. MARK MY WORDS. Stay as cool as you are!

  6. I have to remember this whenever people put me down. It did remind me a lot of Mean by Taylor Swift.

  7. Awesome poem! Do you think I could possibly use this on my blog sometime?

  8. Words that should be taken to heart by all that read them. Thank you for sharing.
    I’ve been following and enjoying your blog for a while now and would like to invite you to visit and perhaps follow me back. Sorry I took so long for the invitation.

  9. And like Lilac Bud Gal said -- thanks for being a beautiful faithful commenter! ...hmm. Maybe I should make an award for that.. :D

  10. Hi Shelley, your blog has been listed at :)

  11. Hi Shelley!

    I'm so sorry about that..yes, it WAS you, I just got the blog wrong! I saw that name, and it was in your "blogs I'm following" list, but I thought it was the name of YOUR blog..

    anyways. yes, it was you! :) Go ahead and send me your address!

    Many Apologies,


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