Choice to be Different

At dVerse, we were encouraged to write about movement among the population and ourselves.


When social trends become the everyday,

Embellished by media as the ‘thing’.

There’s challenge to move forth in our own ways,

Choice to be different always leaves a sting.

Doubts and fears erupt on what it shall bring

What if it’s not in us to simply remain?

Is it worth risking the looks of disdain?

Wouldn’t reach completeness following trends

Prefer the unique, considered as plain,

Not conforming to later make amends.


In today’s world, movement is perceived as an act that gains support if everyone jumps on the bandwagon. Society seems to believe that if we’re louder with more mass, the more correct we will appear. Jumping the wagon without considering individual needs and all perspectives is agreeing half-heartedly and conforming to make amends later. Even if we win now, will we be happy or at peace?

Published by Astrid's Words

Astrid Hardjana-Large is an inspirational author who enjoys Life and adversity. She is motivated to share her inspiration from Life experiences and encourages readers to persevere on the journey of Life.

5 thoughts on “Choice to be Different

  1. Yes, I don’t need to remind you (or any poet, really) that loud does not mean true or even right. We spend a lifetime cultivating a relationship with that tiny clear voice, and that makes all the difference.

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