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You Are My Kin


By Manisha DhalaniPublished 22 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - February 2024
You Are My Kin
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There is so much love

That everyone has for you

That people use you

To take and take and take

They take through you even

Eventually making you the bad person


Looked down upon

You are like me

You are my kin

Which means you probably hate disappointing others

But now people are disappointed in you

People you love

People you fear

You go silent then

Hopefully less noise is good news, they think

But who are you deceiving, sister

But yourself.

You know it's not your fault

But it's not time to grieve

It's time to show

Work now

To come of this hell hole

That others have buried you in.

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Manisha Dhalani

Content writer and marketer helping solopreneurs achieve organic growth. Loves reading, eating cake, and having insightful conversations.


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  • MR.Marsh7 days ago


  • Kageno Hoshino8 days ago

    Well written

  • Well

  • Muhammad Asad15 days ago

    How to increase audience can you give me some pro tip thank you in advance

  • Andrea Corwin 16 days ago

    oops, forgot, Congrats on T.S.!!!

  • Andrea Corwin 16 days ago

    So well said, I commend you! (I think you left the word "out" from your next to the last line?). I cross off people who are proven to only come to me when they want something. OFF THE LIST. ❤️

  • ROCK 17 days ago

    Beautiful ❤️

  • sleepy drafts17 days ago

    This is so stunning and aptly put. Thank you for writing this! 💗

  • I can relate to your story as I am an empath and dreamer . The people that try to destroy us are just jealous and wish they could destroy our kindness and humility .

  • I can sure relate to this. You did a great job here. Thank you for this. Congratulations on your Top Story!!!

  • Lots of truth in your words

  • Technical SP18 days ago


  • Naveed 18 days ago

    Wondrous job! Keep up the exceptional effort—congrats!

  • Paul Stewart21 days ago

    Ah, Manisha, this is beautifully penned. So very relatable. I think you eloquently described the pressure and how to get through that pressure. Well done on a beautiful Top Story!

  • Gosh this was extremely relatable! Unless we stand up for ourselves, people would continue to use us and blame us at the same time! Loved your poem! Congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Shirley Belk21 days ago

    I agree with Randy Wayne! Congratulations on TS!

  • Huan Huan 21 days ago

    Congrats on TS <3

  • Annetta Brown21 days ago

    I can relate..

  • Anna 21 days ago

    That's beautiful!!🥰😍

  • JBaz21 days ago

    'Which means you probably hate disappointing others But now people are disappointed in you' These lines hold so much hidden emotion, how many of us fell like this. Wonderfully written, Congratulations

  • Frances Helena22 days ago

    I can totally relate to this! It’s shame our own are like that.

  • That balancing act between social expectations (families, friends, colleagues, acquaintances, etc.) & your own hopes & dreams beyond even the expectations you have of yourself are really difficult to manage. It's easy to get buried, burned out & suffocate. And once you're buried, it's extremely hard to dig yourself out. It tends to be easier simply to turn away & head in a different direction where you may simply start anew. Excellent poem, Manisha. Recognizing your own need in the reflection of your sister, seeing yourself reflected in her, is often exactly what it takes to make a change in our own lives.

  • Crooksology22 days ago

    Great poem

  • Great poem! Very well written!

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