Roberta James Mitchell

Rookie (April 11,1987 / México)

They Called Me Punk - Poem by Roberta James Mitchell

they say i´m a punk,
they said it out loud,
and when all people turned
and looked at me,
they all agreed.
i got ugly shoes,
dirty socks and bad hair,
they say i don´t care
about anything but myself,
they say i can´t handle consequences,
and that i´m inmature,
they say i´m a rebel,
a loser with a label.

i don´t talk a lot,
they might not be wrong,
but i hate it when they say it,
they tag me like a dog.
they keep saying it,
and it makes me belive it.

they say i´m a punk
and they don´t like the idea,
i should be a princess,
i should always be happy,
walk like a model and smile,
get a boyfriend,
friends, a life.
don´t have ideas,
do what they tell you,
prepare to be wife,
go to parties and pretend to have fun,
rush to a car,
drive 1000 mph,
crash to a tree and die
do everything the way we want you to be.

they say i´m a punk
´coz i´m not like them,
i wanna be different,
i don´t want to obey,
i don´t want to do
everything they say,
so if that´s what i have to be
to stay far of your way of being,
then, yes, i´m a punk,
even if you don´t like it.

Comments about They Called Me Punk by Roberta James Mitchell

  • (7/14/2005 2:36:00 AM)

    for your information, Roberta, the dictionary definition of punk is, something or someone worthless, degraded or bad. I don't for a moment believe you're any of those. You're in the process of growing into an adult world, please, don't hurry it along too fast? The poet Christopher Dowson, wrote these beautiful words a long time ago, and they're just as relevant today: 'Lie still, and be for evermore a child.' (Report)Reply

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  • (7/13/2005 5:07:00 PM)

    Just take it as a compliment...too many people are fake just because they want to be what's expected. I hope 'they' have the priviledge of reading your poems! Nice job Roberta. Sincerely, Mary (Report)Reply

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  • (7/13/2005 4:35:00 PM)

    never be afraid to be different..nice poem (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, September 19, 2008

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