Just Be Yourself.. Right?


“Just be yourself” will advise the society, the irony

They know full well that they’re to be partially blamed for my insecurity

See, they don’t show you curves, pimples and gap teeth on the tv screen

Only tall and skinny models with thigh gaps for the whole world to see

They don’t represent people like you and me

Put my confidence to the ground, destroyed my self-esteem

I couldn’t even hold a conversation without saying sorry

Like 90 million times, apologizing for just being me

They say just be brave and gain some self-confidence

I always replied “It’s not that simple, not that easy”

Until I did it!

You know how they say fake it till you make it

For your first step, this is the key

Everyone will tell you a different definition of beauty

Not only looks, it can be be mental capacity, charm or personality

Ultimately, you, and only you get to to make your own history

So, for one day let yourself breathe, and be free

-Thank you for reading my humble poem. I’ve been playing with the idea of recording a video of myself reciting it. Shall I actually do it? I’m super nervous so let me know what you think!


Study, Eat, Sleep.. Repeat

Higher grades means you’re smarter

And to get them, you need to work harder

Study, eat and sleep, you see lightning before you hear thunder

Answer pastpapers till you develop a mental disorder

Building your personality? Learning to be happy? You have time for these later

Then when all a graduate knows is how to calculate the resistance of a wire,

Instead of how to survive in the wild, how to find water, start a fire

How to write a resume, how to act when a situation is dire

How to socialize, build relationships, be healthier

“Where did we go wrong?” you all wonder

-This is my first poem ever, so I’d genuinely appreciate a feedback. I’m not sure this is even considered a poem, but anyways, let me know you opinion ­čÖé

A Change of Heart

I’ve been playing with the idea for a while now, but just had the courage to actually do it. As some of you know, this was a book blog under the name ‘Book and Shady Nook’, but I’ve recently started to feel like putting my blog under a certain genre restricted me from writing on other different topics, whilst this was the reason I’ve originally created the blog. I believe this was what caused┬ámy inactivity lately.

So, and after an immense amount of considering, I decided to change the blog’s name, address, and start over. My former reviews will be kept and I’ll continue to review whenever I feel like it, not only books but movies and maybe products. Also, I’ve started to develop a taste for poems, so I might be brave enough and post some of my doings. I want to insure that this blog is a fun activity and remains one. I want it to be an outlet to all my thoughts, to share and discuss them with you and also as a personal journal.

Sorry for all those who followed me under the impersonation of a specialized book blog, but I discovered that this is not my way. I want to be able to share my life with you regarding everything, not only books.