When the world seemed so bright.
The stars shined ever so bright every night.
You were happy to just play all day,
Never knew you were wasting your life away.
You were a child,
and to you the future was so bright.
You couldn't wait to grow up and make a difference,
to show the world who you were.
But then you grew up.
You had to go to school.
Your wild spirit was labeled as a mental defect.
You were told to shut up and sit down.
They didn't care what you stood for,
because you were a child,
and children don't know what they're talking about, right?
Through the years you were told you were wrong so many times,
you believed it yourself.
You believed that you were stupid,
that you needed to work harder and pay better attention.
But that didn't work did it?
So you were still labeled.
years passed and the labels grew,
and worst of all,
You were labeled for being who you were.
Your wild spirit was crushed to the point where you just shut down.
You didn't care anymore.
Everyday was the same;
you got to school,
did your work and went home.
By this time you were a drone.
You could have shined!
You could have shown the world who you really were,
but instead you didn't,
instead you were told that you must be wrong.
You're not like the others,
so you can't be right.
Your wild spirit was crushed;
you became a shell of yourself.
Don't you remember when you were a child,
and you could run free,
you could actually dream!
But then you went to school,
and those dreams were crushed.
You could have been something amazing.
But you weren't.
Because when it all boils down to it,
according to our education system;
were all just numbers labeled with our mental problems.
The saddest thing about it
is that there's not much we can do about it.
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I've never been called names, at least not to my face (but it happened behind my back I found out). But I have been called out, people telling me to shut up (I can be a chatterbox sometimes, but that's no reason to be so hateful towards me), that I'm immature cause I love dragons.
ADHD, that's me. I never saw myself as labeled, even though everyone else did.
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Although people may call you a 'reject' or 'freak', even though it hurts, they haven't got to the pleasure to get to know the REAL you. The YOU inside that they didn't give a chance to get to the door when they rang the bell. Even if people lable, the lable may feel heavy, but don't let it stop you. Dream on, Learn more, and Drive yourself to continue. Words of advice a friend gave to me when she was labled as the 'mute freak'. Lables never stopped her and so far they've never stopped me. I hope I helped any who felt bad! ^.^
I had no clue that it would be come so contoversial, it was just a vent poem. I guess people understood what I was trying to say and related to it
Love the poem, by the way
And I know how you feel. Just be cause I've been diagnosed with ADD doesn't mean i can't grasp the subject. I just wish that people would look past those lables, they don't and never will define me.
I think this whole "I'm an individual don't label me" thing is too over dramatic.
The only inappropriate stereotype up there is the "Asians like maths" one.
The punk movement was about rebelling, so if that girl walks around saying she's punk, then people are going to think she's a rebel.
The colorful hair girl is most definitely looking for attention, changing your hair color is purely aesthetic, she doesn't even see the hair on her head if she doesn't stand in front of a mirror. It can only be done in attempt to effect other people's perceptions.
You know what? That's a damned choice.
People don't care if you're a 'little chubby' to quote one person, people don't care if you're always 'reading and writing and drawing'. These things do not make you unique or special, they make you a human being. And I know plenty of let's say, popular people, who are a little chubby, or dye their hair, or read and write and draw.
The problem with most people is they're so determined NOT to fit in, because they don't want to be seen as one of "them" or one of the...and I quote several people here, "normal / boring".
The whole world is against me vibe is childish, and the vast majority of you will grow out of it within a few years.
It's not a choice. People care if your a 'little chubby' they talk about you and how you need to lose weight and why you wear what you do and the single you out. Maybe that person wants to fit in but when your chosen to be the outcast maybe its better to be proud of you differences then depressed about them. And those popular people make sure that there is a few who "Don't fit in." The girl who wears to much black or doesn't have a boyfriend or maybe the boy who is just as talented at everything the popular kid is only he's gay. Most of us won't grow out of it because we have grown up in a school full of people who are determined that you know your different than them and that your differences are wrong.
Yes sig, because we are all the same in the fact that we judge.
Everyone who's a little chubby, wears a lot of black, gay, whatever, they get it into their head that they're a social outcast and even if they're not treated as such - they'll act like it.
Sure, there's some idiots out there in the "popular" kids who will make jokes, poke fun, maybe bully a bit, but guess what? there's idiots in the outcasts too.
The thing is, when I was 14-15 I started wearing a lot of black, in fact I don't think I had a single t-shirt that wasn't black. I listened to "emo" music, had long black straight hair AND I was overweight. Judging by the majority of people commenting I should probably have been beaten to death.
Yet, no, I actually hung around with a group who would definitely fall into the "popular" kids group. And why? Because, despite what people think, there's very little difference between haves and haves not. Maybe slightly little dress sense, music taste and such things but at the end of the day they're just people and if you're a decent person who doesn't self-deprecate constantly like 99% of people on this damn thread, then they don't care.
Being a social outcast is unappealing, so stop pretending you are one (not you directly), man or woman the fuck up and stop feeling sorry for yourself.
The world is not as bad as you all think it is.
Maybe it's gotten worse since when you were 14-15 or it's just my small town but you can't walk down the hall without hearing someone make fun of the girl who is overweight and listens to Metallica or that boy who wore those "gay" shoes.
I don't self deprecate until someone tells me to. That one person that tells me that my pants are to tight makes me self conscious for the rest of the day and every time I look at those pants I can't put them on.
I have great friends who love me black clothes, book reading, nerd, and loud singer that I am. Most of the kids in my grade are my friends and all I'm tryin to say is if you don't know that person then don't judge.
These people that are commenting have had bad experiences even if you haven't. My friend was shoved into lockers and called names all because she is a little bit overweight. Not even that much but she was so depressed because of that one person no matter what anyone else told her.
Don't tell these people they don't have anything to complain about when you don't know what they have been through. If you can't undertand then don't tell them they are wrong.Yes,some of them might just be whiny brats but that one depressed kid that has been bullied doesn't need to hear you tell them they don't have the right to talk about it.
Your judging the same people you are saying haven't been judged.