I am Not People

August 9, 2011
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They say people shouldn't do that
and people shouldn't care.
because this and this and this and that
but I just sweetly glare,
because I am not people.
"people" say I should wear this,
and know what's in, what's out.
So what if I'm such a "fashion-miss"
I don't need a fat lipped pout.
Because I am not people.
I look different, and that's okay.
I am happy with who I am
Individuality is too big a price to pay
for a popularity sham.
because I am not people.
My cowboy boots, my messy hair,
are all just part of me.
In my opinion, it isn't fair,
to say who I have to be.
Because I am not people.
So you can come, insult my friends
just because we dare "hang out"
And that is where my patience ends,
so don't be afraid if I shout.
Because I am not people.
So people can be people
and some people need people,
or expect people to be people,
but I am NOT PEOPLE!!!!

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zadiekatie23 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm
I definitely agree. This makes total sense especially in today's society. Thanks! :)
josika said...
Jan. 10, 2012 at 9:57 am
lol! love it!
SN3RD said...
Jan. 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm
Love it :)
poetidea_myworld_22 said...
Jan. 4, 2012 at 10:56 am
i luv it :)
Nathaniel said...
Jan. 4, 2012 at 10:53 am
Nice little blurb about coming of age and independence. Keep writing and such.
Jadafunk said...
Dec. 24, 2011 at 5:47 am
good job! keep up the good work
youngspeare said...
Dec. 21, 2011 at 2:26 pm
Totally liking how you embrace your individuality! rarely do you hear people here be proud of it....simply amazing! :)
please check out my poem "Ghosts of the Past" and rate/comment? would really appreciate it
cookiegirl said...
Dec. 21, 2011 at 5:35 am
Nice poem:). I love the meaning behind it.
BellaChance said...
Sept. 18, 2011 at 4:25 am
love it! keep being not people, Anjili
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