Being Misunderstood
Author: Barbara Goodhew


Being kind and nice,
Can be a vice.

If I mislead anyone, I'm sorry.
Being friendly, makes me worry.

Things I do and say I think are harmless.
But somehow it turns into a mess.

I just want to be accepted for me.
Closed hearted until I think,it should be.
My personality again MISUNDERSTOOD.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Capricorn ( -- Wednesday, May 18 2005, 10:45 pm

Don't Change

I sense some underlying pressure in this poem, Barb. To me, you are a straight forward friendly person and easily understood. Is anyone bothering you Barb?
Terrie* ( -- Wednesday, May 18 2005, 11:00 pm

Barb your a good person

don't ever forget that, i agree w/our friend Cap
do not ever change, in this world there are many copy-cats.. but remember there is only "ONE"
of all of us
( thank God there is only "ONE" me LOL ) do not cave into some one whom does not understand..i'm with Cap,i love you just the way you are my friend!!!
barb ( -- Wednesday, May 18 2005, 11:39 pm

being me

thanks for the suppot guys. I just sometimes think what I say is Misunderstood and taken the wrong way. thanks again.
Martin Vann ( -- Thursday, May 19 2005, 03:54 pm

Barb, No Heart, Beats, The Same As Ours

Great words of advice, from your heart. Speaking of hearts, no heart beats the same. Each has its own rhythm, an original song to sing. I'm sure we all realize, you are special, because you, are who you are, an original, like the rest of us. Sometimes, we sing different songs, yet none of us, mean to cause pain. So, you are safe, you know your heart even though, it searches like all of us, to find someone who sings in the same rhythm, as we do. Then again, you probably, are not searching at all, your only need is to be heard and understood, and You are. Sweet and kind.
barb ( -- Thursday, May 19 2005, 07:45 pm

I'm different I know

I am impulsive , stubborn and impatient. I feel privileged that you people think of me a nice kind person. thanks for all the comments.
nana ( -- Thursday, September 18 2008, 04:21 am


hi i love your 'misunderstood' poem and it reflects how i am feeling right this moment.. i have copied it and put in in my site with your name as the author. i hope you don't mind.

thanks a lot..
Abby ( -- Tuesday, March 30 2010, 09:32 pm


Honestly, I thought no one got me how i am sooo selfish. This poem is intense and I like it! (:
mia ( -- Saturday, June 5 2010, 02:00 am

its good can i use it

i really like your poem i kinda need it for scool
barb ( -- Saturday, June 5 2010, 09:16 pm

thanks for liking it

Just give me the credit for writing this and of course you can use it.
Paula Coleman ( -- Thursday, July 4 2013, 03:04 pm

Mirrors my own feelings

Please may I use your poem to express how I feel. It is perfect.....
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