Bad Influences

I am a lighter
These people around me are mere shadows
They follow me around
Yet I dislike them
They pull my eyes down
If I put my flame out
I can escape them
But I can’t see my own route
I become the shadow

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This poem is about positive vs negative influences. The person in the poem tries to shine his light for others, yet the only people who seem surround him, are people who bring him down. He realizes this and has to make a decision. He can either keep shining and stand out, or he can conform to the people around him, hurting himself in the process.