TheSilent Loudness

'Being Different'

What's normal to you is perplexing to me
What you see as strange is my daily routine
I watch all the glares you think I don't see
I'd like you to stop, but I know you won't leave

It's sad, it's a shame, it's truly a waste
That your body remains, still taking up space
That you continue to breathe your spiteful breath
All the years of hatred-can you give it a rest?

You're society, the'in-crowd', the popular few
That fail to realize us outcasts are here too
So from your mouth when hatred is fleeing
Just remember: we're not really being different, We're just different beings

Submitted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Topic of this poem: being different

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  • Rookie Phoenix Green (9/27/2013 7:35:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed this poem. My name is Phoenix and I have ADHD, OCD, autism, I'm Chinese, and at four days old, I was adopted into German family. Not many people know that about me but I'm very use to being the black sheep. But your poem helped me feel like I should embrace my differences and embrace them and never let them go. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Haeli Guy-henderson (9/14/2012 3:32:00 PM)

    Nice to meet u too I just posted a poem called 'what is perfect? ' if ud like to read and give me advice thnx. What's ur name by the way if u don mind me asking? :) and sorry I didn't answer sooner I was in school (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 272 Points Thesilent Loudness (9/14/2012 11:55:00 AM)

    I hope what I've said has helped you on your way through this puzzle of life. It's nice to meet you Haeli :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Haeli Guy-henderson (9/14/2012 7:17:00 AM)

    Thank you for putting that up on the site Im one of those of who who are picked on and it feels nice some people now how we feel and noticed us for once. Thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 272 Points Thesilent Loudness (3/15/2012 11:40:00 PM)

    Hi Margy I'm so glad you enjoyed it! My 'different' is just being on the mid-to-low end of the high school popularity chain, which isn't great.You have to take a lot of crap from people who probably don't even know your first name.That's my different and thank you for sharing :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Margy Harris (2/28/2012 7:51:00 AM)

    Hi my name is Margy and I really like your poem and I can relate to it. I have asperger's sydrome or high functioning autism.
    I hope it isn't rude to ask what your different is. I'm new to the site and I submitted my first poem today 'Letting life happen.' If my question is too personal you don't have to say (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 37 Points Mary Pagdati (2/28/2012 6:12:00 AM)

    A Lovely poem from the heart... (Report) Reply

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