July 30, 2010
Why should I try so hard to get your approval
When all you think about is my removal
You were raised different than I was
I’m not perfect hell I’m far from being an angel
White wings will never sprout from my back
Instead I’ll grow horns and leathery wings of black
Growing up adults weren’t treated different
I grew up as an equal my views on life are bent
Should I try to be someone I’m not just to please
Certain individuals or should I be the person I want to be?
Underestimated for no reason not to mention misunderstood
I’m one in a million always up to no good
Good or bad it’s the same reaction
Damned to hell because I want rest and relaxation
Actions speak louder than words no matter what
I get judged because my drug of choice was a razors cut
Pain disappeared and blood began to flow
Always relaxing and relieving the stress that grows
Why should I strive for excellence
When no matter what I do I can’t gain your acceptance?

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mynameisnothabib said...
Nov. 18, 2013 at 10:27 am
I live in a small town too, and i come from a big town where cutting was the norm and everyone was different but delighted in their differences and no one cared, and everyone could be friends with everyone without being judged, sure there was drama, lots of it, but moving to a small town i feel this way every day and i just try to be myself and not care about acceptance. Just remember to be weird and be you and not care what anyone else thinks. And please don't cut, there are people out ther... (more »)
jugglette77 said...
Dec. 13, 2010 at 6:02 am
u may live in a small town now but try to remember where u came from and the phrase ignorance is to be ignored. u only need a few good people in life to accept u n we do. whoopwhoop fam , mmfcl juggalette77
alunda2012 said...
Aug. 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm
who neeeds acceptance? and there are healther ways to relive stress. youll grow out of it trust me o know:)
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 24, 2010 at 8:02 pm
Very complex poem... and very well written. Acceptance, we all search for it but only some receive it.
juggaloscrub replied...
Dec. 6, 2010 at 7:33 pm
thank u. i live in a small town with a bunch of close minded people.i hate how hard it is to gain acceptance
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