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You Know

I’m my own kind of crazy
And anyway,
What is normal?
Just a matter of opinion,
If you ask me
Which you won’t,
Because you’re scared
I’m too weird,
Too alien,
Too one of a kind for you
Or your friends,
Or anyone in the world,
For that matter…

Thank you,
For taking the time,
I know you’re busy,
What with your soccer
Your dancing lessons,
And your pre-scheduled play-dates
If that’s even a word,
As someone in a book I once read
I forget which book…

Ah, you’re still here
Looking at me in stunned silence…

You’re quite welcome to leave,
But it must be by your choice
I’ll just ramble on,
Whether or not if you’re standing here,
I’ll just be talking to god
(Who some say is everywhere, you know)
Or myself,
It really depends on my mood…

The color black
Is now everywhere.
(My sister forgot to put her paints away,
Which really isn’t like her at all,
You know;
Or maybe you don’t,
It’s not like you’ve met her.)
I dislike black now,
It’s all over my SAT
Study book,
And it really doesn’t belong there,
(I hope) you know…

What was I saying?
Oh, you’re still standing there,
Why are you still standing there?
Why are you still reading this?
Why did I even write this?

I, personally,
Don’t have any of the answers
So you’d better get up from your chair
And go find them
There’s not much time left,
You know

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Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I guess I don't really know what to say to this; I love it, but it exists on its own, without any help from me. The style is great, a kind of drawn-out "yeah, I'm weird; what's that to you?"

I will be getting up shortly to find these answers.

IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 10:33 pm

This is still one of my favorite self-written poems :) Thanks for commenting on it.

May you have tremendous luck in your quest, whether you realize it or not ;)

Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 1:04 am
yeah um... i looked down and saw that i already commentated, but honestly i dont even remember reading this thing. and i still dont. but yeah, it is awesome. very nice. i did have enjoyment.
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 11:46 am
Haha, your commentation and enjoyment are well appreciated, Boo. Sometimes you just have to read and comment twice.
Aderes18 said...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 9:01 pm
I really liked this poem but at the same time I was confused. :) 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jun. 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm
Haha, yeah :) Ot's just kind of a randominity of what I think others percieve me as, and my thought train at the time. I'm glad you liked it anyway :)
Aderes18 replied...
Jun. 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm
I am like that too. I could be having a conversation with someone, say my mom, and I often come up with something that seems random or makes no sense until I explain the story behind it that connects it to the topic. Know what I mean?
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jun. 8, 2011 at 2:38 pm
Yes, I know exactly what you mean :)
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 1, 2010 at 12:37 pm
this is freakin awesome captain. I love this. i would add exclamation marks to emphasize my likage but i dont feel like it. i love the first stanza.i love all the stanzas. i love the monkey. do your dance captain.
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Dec. 2, 2010 at 9:38 pm
Thank you, this is high praise coming from the master Booself!
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 3, 2010 at 11:53 am
.....sweet. I wish I was good like that. merci captain. fait ta danse.
kmarie14 said...
Nov. 5, 2010 at 10:44 pm
ha ha ha (: i like this its really super creative! thanks 4 posting! check out my work??
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Nov. 6, 2010 at 10:28 am

Thanks for your feedback and praise!

I'd love to check out your work :)

ModernMissBennet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 4, 2010 at 6:51 pm
Awesome! Thanks for sharing, I truly enjoyed reading it.
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Nov. 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Thank you for reading it and commenting! :)

I'm very happy that you liked it :)

SmileyO1 said...
Nov. 4, 2010 at 6:34 pm
That was really good I really liked it!
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Nov. 4, 2010 at 6:59 pm
Thank you so much! I'm really glad that you enjoyed it :)
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