I AM VISION, poem

Delphine Criscenzo
Posted March 29, 2013 from France

No one could see what I saw.

Early in life, I felt my ambitions were too big for this WORLD.

I was convinced I was born at the wrong time, in the wrong place!

My aunt called me an “Old Soul.”

I hated injustices.

“This is not fair!” I would tell my mother, “I’m going to do something about it!”

“You’re young my daughter, your aspirations will change as you grow older,” she would answer. “You will soon realize that one person cannot change the world.”

I hate injustices.

I hate racism, classism, sexism…

I am one person.

I hate inequalities.

“This is human nature,” I can hear my father say. “You can’t change human nature.”

I am not one person.

I am not gender.

I am not race.

I am not class.

I am VISION.

Hard being a visionary when the rest of the world is blinded by …

Can YOU see what I see?

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  • Olutosin
    Mar 30, 2013
    Mar 30, 2013

    If no other thing, I changed my self, my perception and my way of life. Successfully, I can say that I am the change that I am dying to see in this world.

    Thank you.

  • Mukut
    Apr 09, 2013
    Apr 09, 2013

    Amazing. It echoed my feelings when i was growing up and my mother used to tell me," change, otherwise society will never accept a girl like you." But i think i proved her wrong. I changed, only for the better, to make my society a lot more better.

    So happy to read this. Thank you for sharing.

    Love,

  • Delphine Criscenzo
    Apr 09, 2013
    Apr 09, 2013

    It feel good to know that I am not the only one who felt out of place and fought back to finally be at peace with oneself.

  • Saving Angel
    Apr 09, 2013
    Apr 09, 2013

    First of all Delphine, I just want to commend you for expressing such heart felt emotions in your poem. I myself have heard such words of discouragement from extended family, but I have always remained hopeful and determined; because the stronger we stand, the more we can vocally bring about our vision. This how the path to bringing about vision always is - hard, filled with discouragement, criticisms and fear. But you are right it is hard being a visionary when everyone else chooses to turn a blind eye.

    Nevertheless, you are definitely a vision, that has given us all here on World Pulse the strength to continue our journerys, despite our paths.

    Thank you once again for sharing such strong and emotionally charged words in your poem. I truly loved reading your poem!

    Much love and respect xoxoxo

  • Delphine Criscenzo
    Apr 09, 2013
    Apr 09, 2013

    Saving Angel, thank you for taking the time to comment and share how you felt. It is hard sometimes for me to put myself out there and let people know how I feel and when I get positive feedback it reminds me that I am not alone. I am so proud of being a part of World Pulse for all the opportunities it gives us to share who we are, how we feel and be safe doing it!

  • Stacey Rozen
    Apr 09, 2013
    Apr 09, 2013

    Beautifully written, Delphine. No binoculars needed. I see you!

  • Delphine Criscenzo
    Apr 09, 2013
    Apr 09, 2013

    Thank you Stacey for seeing me!

  • Precious Nkeih
    Apr 09, 2013
    Apr 09, 2013

    HI Delphine,

    I totally enjoyed reading through your poem. I love the fact that it is simple and easy to understand. Well, let me add a little poetry to my comment:

    When your folks seem blind And give you words so unkind Hold on to your vision and make it work In the end you will surely rock!

    Precious

  • Delphine Criscenzo
    Apr 09, 2013
    Apr 09, 2013

    Thank you Precious for the kind words! What a great continuation of my poem! Creativity is contagious! Cheers,

  • Precious Nkeih
    Apr 10, 2013
    Apr 10, 2013

    I'm glad you love it Delphine! And yes, creativity is contagious, just like your creativity contaminated me.

    Much love and respect

    Precious

  • otahelp
    Apr 10, 2013
    Apr 10, 2013

    Expressing oneself has not always been easy. Sometimes it appears to be clumsy but still said. Delphine, your is so simple and wonderfully put together.

    kudos for giving a light where there is darkness, am sure we will continue in this struggle no matter the difficulties and obstacles on our way.

    I hope i will be able to put across my expression when i submit my piece this week

    The light will keep shining.

  • Binti Kamau
    Apr 12, 2013
    Apr 12, 2013

    Never too small to make the difference. Persistence and Discipline are a must have

  • bhavna
    Apr 12, 2013
    Apr 12, 2013

    Very well said dear, a poignant share. thank you for sharing dream of every World Pulse member, to bring about change!

    love bhavna

  • CLEMENTINA NJANG YONG
    Apr 12, 2013
    Apr 12, 2013

    Great piece there Delphine. The poem is an embodiment of why we are here. I love it.

    Love, Tina Young.

  • Jampa
    Apr 13, 2013
    Apr 13, 2013

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful poem with wonderful thoughts. This is definitely encouraging. All the best, Jampa

  • Tolulope Ola
    Apr 14, 2013
    Apr 14, 2013

    Thanks for the well-versed poem Delphine.

    It speaks volumes.

    Regards.

  • Mbizo Chirasha
    Jun 05, 2013
    Jun 05, 2013

    Keep the flames of creativity ,blazing .