Different is hard to grasp-

May 15, 2011
By fczochanski BRONZE, Metuchen, New Jersey
fczochanski BRONZE, Metuchen, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"You must do the thing you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt


Different is hard to grasp-
When everything is unique,
And snowflakes cling to windows
Smiling- at a snow white reflection


Different is hard to grasp
When the goal is flawed-
And perfect, lurks in corners
Sneaking up on Innocence


When conformity taps your shoulder
And crawls in through your ear,
Telling what you should be
Melting who you Are


Different is hard to grasp
If you turn into a puddle
Transparent- permitting others to look in,
And see nothing but themselves.

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece to express the pressure that is evident all around us, promoting us to change. I chose to use the image of snow flakes because at first, they are all unique. Eventually, though they melt and each droplet is no different than the next, this mirrors the conformity that goes on with adolescents in our society today. The last image I provide is to show the reader that once they conform, they become transparent. Merely a reflective base where other people can look into, and see themselves.

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on Jan. 5 2012 at 6:52 pm
binstein.elizabeth BRONZE, Metuchen, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Fitting in is a Crime"

wow this poem is amazing!! i feel like i can totally relate to it because i see people all around me conforming to other people's beliefs because they aren't strong enough to keep their own! the images you used are great too!


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