Conformity

January 22, 2018
By Trepak_III BRONZE, Chandler, Arizona
Trepak_III BRONZE, Chandler, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist adjusts the sails" -William Arthur Ward


Society created conformity.
The idea that everyone has to be the same.
This one social rule that made me collapse.

This simple idea drove me crazy,
and I kept on ignoring these rules,
and society punished me equally.

The only people who say that
are the ones everyone knows about.
The ones who are popular for no reason.

These people have become our role models,
the people who set the standard
for everyone else to follow.

So I thought one day,
“What if I fit in,
just like everyone else”

I got video games and a console
after one week
and a friend telling me to.

I got social media and a phone
after months of begging
and months of chores.

I got in and out of relationships,
waiting for the right person,
but they’d never come.

I began getting friends,
and actually fit in.
But at the cost of my uniquity.

Only because of this,
the rules that shouldn’t exist,
I became what I feared most.


The author's comments:

I started writing about struggles that most teenagers could relate to, and this was one of them.


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MaskedGhost said...
on Feb. 4 at 5:18 pm
MaskedGhost, Hadley, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"My head's so tired but I don't care, no I don't
Outside the sky looks like it's burning down but
I won't fear, no I won't
Falling down like angels fighting
Stars and lightening hold me tightly" - Hazel: by Cavetown

Most of my poems focus around a similar center point. I have pretty much an alike view of society and it's illogical "rules". Great job!


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