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When We Were Little

May 19, 2010
By Sketched97 PLATINUM, Silver Spring, Maryland
Sketched97 PLATINUM, Silver Spring, Maryland
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Do you remember,
When we were little,
and differences
didn't matter?
And we didn't care,
what was on the outside,
and instead we listened
to what everyone had to say?
Do you remember,
when we learned
that everyone was different,
because that's what made us so special?

But we must have forgotten,
Because we don't value character anymore.
We no longer understand
that we are different.
The word special
has become an insult,
And we somehow do not realize,
how much it would hurt,
to be alone,
just because we are different.
We are cruel because we have forgotten
how to listen.

And as you smirk and say
that someone "isn't normal"
I wonder
"What is normal?"
Because I have not forgotten,
When I was little
and when I learned
that I live in a world,
where everyone is different.

Don't you remember,
When we were taught fairness?
When we learned not to judge people,
by how they look,
but instead
by what they have to say?
Don't you remember,
when it just didn't matter
what people seemed like on the outside
because we knew
character came from the inside?

Don't you remember,
when our differences didn't matter?
I remember.
I have not forgotten.


The author's comments:
It's just about people who are judged because they are seen as different or weird. I mostly feel bad when perfectly kind people are thought of as creeps or stalkers by people who don't even know them. It's just not fair.

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We-R-3 BRONZE said...
on Jun. 11 2010 at 8:43 pm
We-R-3 BRONZE, Orlando, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
A picture is worth a thousand words, however it takes a real artist to turn words into pictures.

Have you heard about the new Lebron Iphone, you have to set it on vibrate because it doesn't have any rings

I meant to say One star for poetic flow for my fourth one

 


We-R-3 BRONZE said...
on Jun. 11 2010 at 8:43 pm
We-R-3 BRONZE, Orlando, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
A picture is worth a thousand words, however it takes a real artist to turn words into pictures.

Have you heard about the new Lebron Iphone, you have to set it on vibrate because it doesn't have any rings

:D :D :D :D :D This poem gets five of five smileys on my new poetry rating system.

One star for individual lism

One star for anecdote

One star for a message

one star for poetry

and One star beacause all poetry is great.


on Jun. 11 2010 at 6:43 pm
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

aw bravo^^ true that. lol this poem is awesome. i love wat it says, how it makes u think. i love itt