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Feeling Eclipsed

A Poem on Dealing with Feelings of Being Overshadowed

By Michelle LiewPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
Feeling Eclipsed
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Have you felt overshadowed by someone? I'll answer my rhetorical question - a large majority of us will reply in the affirmative. Whether by a sibling or a friend, being eclipsed by someone is an overwhelming, negative feeling that is difficult to deal with. 

Why? It's difficult to voice your feelings. The feelings of guilt for wanting to speak up for yourself also hold you back, and you wonder why, and if, you're being petty. In all, the frustration that comes with being a shadow remains. 

Everyone needs a reminder of their self-worth - there is always something that you are better at than others. This applies to everyone, so no comparisons are necessary - everyone's strengths cancel each other out. It also helps to assert yourself, albeit gracefully, when necessary. Enjoy this acrostic. 

Ever in a dark, mishappen  form

Cornered, feeling alone

Longing to speak of weightlessness

Indistinct, consumed by worthlessness

Petty feelings of triviality do arise, but

Self-worth should overtake, no compromise

Encompass all with love and strength. 


About the Creator

Michelle Liew

Hi, i am an English Language teacher cum freelance writer with a taste for pets, prose and poetry. When I'm not writing my heart out, I'm playing with my three dogs, Zorra, Cloudy and Snowball.

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  • Andrea Corwin 27 days ago

    Very nice, agree!! ❣️

  • emaabout a month ago

    I totally agree " Everyone needs a reminder of their self-worth ", and beautiful poem!

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