Come As You Are

I’m not sure how to feel about this one, so you guys tell me! It’s quite a bit different than how I normally write. 


Come as you are,
not the façade
the others fall for.

Come as you are,
remove the costume,
this is not a masquerade.

This is me wanting to love you.

Wanting to see you,
your fears,
your smiles,
your tears.

Come as you are,
be vulnerable,
if only for me.

Remove the shackles,
walk free of weight,
come as you are.

It’s you I want to feel,
on moonless nights,
come as you are.

This is me asking for you.

Only you,
not some,
all of you.

The world stands still,
waiting for you,
come as you are.

Come as you are.

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31 thoughts on “Come As You Are

  1. “Come as you are, as you were
    As I want you to be
    As a friend, as a friend
    As a known enemy.”

    Sorry, had to do that. 😁

    But, this is an awesome poem. I loved reading it, and the meaning is powerful, especially with being who you truly are in vulnerable circumstances. Amazing work on this piece. 👍

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    Honestly, it could be I’m just a sucker for that particular theme — authenticity. But the poem is instant love for me. Maybe it’s just the theme, but I suspect it’s more than that. I’ll be returning to it. We’ll see how ages over time.

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    1. I’m glad you like it. I’ve been trying different types of poems lately, (though never traditional styles [Maybe I will, idk]) and I’ve been enjoying it 🙂 I wasn’t used to the simplicity I put in this poem, but I enjoyed it, maybe I’ll write more like it in the future, idk lol


  3. An excellent way to ask someone to simply discard the hats and masks they wear and to show themselves nakedly as they are. Excellent. I like the Nirvana allusion, too.

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  4. Oooooh I love this one ❤ It's very poetic, the structure is different (which I love) and the meaning is so awesome, it's just a beautiful piece. I love it 🙂

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  5. I feel like this should end with “I swear I don’t have a gun.”

    It’s good to try different writing styles. You never want to be predictable. That’s why I like to do poetry challenges in different styles. This is simple but sweet and sincere. I like it.

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