I'm just sayin'

August 2, 2010
It's hard to be diffrent sometimes,
Do you know they cry at night?
The hatred of being born this way,
Listen to me I got something to say,
Bein' diffrent ain't nothin',
I'm my own person,
I'm black and proud,
not afraid to stand out.
People who are of color or those who aren't as straight as a line are part of evil hate crimes.
You're out here killing your brother, stop the madness and keep the peace...
Or next it could be you or even me.

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Shahed said...
Aug. 9, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I know what its like to be different than others, and what's like when they look at you in a "way".. I like it! 5/5! Good job its such a good poem

Check out my work :))

iamkaity said...
Aug. 9, 2010 at 1:24 pm
wow! that was a really amazing poem:) keep up the work i love it!
KozzyKhaos said...
Aug. 8, 2010 at 8:03 pm
Its weird that people think that normal even exists.
Nevah said...
Aug. 7, 2010 at 7:48 pm
Nice message. I can definately relate to this. I can definately feel the emotions you're trying to prtray. Good work.
ShytoyaB said...
Aug. 6, 2010 at 7:05 pm
this is a very good poem... :D pls check out some  of my work when you have time...thanks
coly33 said...
Aug. 5, 2010 at 6:42 pm

i like the meaning of the poem and stuff but idk what but there was something i didnt like about but it was good that u wrote it any way


Saidah. said...
Aug. 5, 2010 at 10:28 am
Awh , Ii Lyk Thiss Poem Very Much ! Goodd Jobb .
crubs3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 4, 2010 at 8:38 pm
Wow this is so amazing and powerful!!! i love iT!!! If you could please rate and comment on my work that would be great!! thanks and ur sooo good!!!
MercedesXO said...
Aug. 4, 2010 at 5:31 pm

this is powerful. great writing and amazing message:) i love it. and i am mixed. (half black half portugues) and i completely agree. nothing like race, or color, or ANY of that should matter.

i'd love for you (or anyone else reading this) to check out some of my work. especially my poem 'Torturer of a King.'

it would be greatly appriciated:)

forgottenangel said...
Aug. 4, 2010 at 4:34 pm
Im not black but i do look pretty tan myself. Just because your skin color is different doesn't mean ur not normal. Your absolutely complete. God made you this way. I love your poem though :) amazing job. keep going 
Rulesofmyown said...
Aug. 4, 2010 at 7:49 am
this is really nice, and i agree:) check out some of my work if u can:) thanks:)
SnehaChatterjee This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 6, 2010 at 2:48 am
wow dis is really vry gud!! Keep writing!
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