Description: When writting this I was simply tired of people saying that I'm not normal. I know I'm not what they call normal but seriously if you think about it noone is! And if you really think about it you'll see that there is no such thing as normal OR weird because to have one you must have the other. Both those words are completely relative.
I've always been different
From everyone I know
I've always seemed weird
Compaired to them
You know what?
I am weird
I'm nowhere near "normal"
Hey! what is normal?
If you really think about it
There is really no such thing
If there is...
and name at least 2 people
That are "normal"!
This is very true. No body is normal. There are some who try to be normal, but everyone has a least one or two weird things about them. And being normal, or like everyone else, doens't matter anyway. You know that old line; be yourself. That applies to this. Just be who you are. I have two definitions for normal. One being your not weird, or different(Which is not true) and then two, being if you have eyes, a nose, a mouth, ears, and legs, etc. That's how I see it.
So if anyone bothers to tell you that, then ignore it. Your right, their wrong.
This is a big BOOOOYAAAAAA to all the judgemental people and thats why it's so good. I love being different too. Abnormal is my middle name and I'm as proud of that as you seem to be. Keep up the BOOYAA's I'd love to read a few more. If everyone said exactly what they felt like you do this would be a better world. -Mike
P.S. The penguins have taken over my backyard could I move into yours? ; }
this seemed a lot like a rant rather than a poem of any particular kind.
hate to say it...but you would be weird/different/special/unusual if you DIDNT feel like this. err, i think even the 'normal' people think theyre weird, its just being self conscious.
and now i sound condescending
maybe i am
anyway, i dont think you thought a great deal about the poem as a whole, one question, its fundemental for your argument :
If there is no such thing as 'normal', how can anything be considered 'wierd'?
another quick question: last night, were you at a pagan festival watching naked women covered in body paint and some guy on kangaroo legs leap through the air, a whole bunch of fire displays and repeatative beats going on in the background as the procession marched around the hill as you sat amongst your friends and several thousand other people doing weird, wonderful and sometimes drunken things? No? Ah well then...i beat you on the weird scale then... later ellisa
It is a very comparable sensation, this "weird" idea. Of course, you are right, there exists none of either opposite. Of course, in lack of better words, maybe some felt to express the 'default' lives some lead, while others go out of thier way to experience something not quite so 'default'. Being an individual is no crime, but rather, quite a gift.
Another free verse. It wasn't bad, but it reminded me more of a vent, or a rant, than of poetry. It seems to come with no imagery, which can be a bit of a hassle at times to an audience. Catch us with some enthralling literature, and with a few details, you can captivate. Best of wishes in your future works!
I think we have all, as self-expressive writers have felt the things you wrote about in here. The world only fears what they do not understand and sadly most people in today's world cannot understand others, they vhoose to attempt to block them out. At your age, I hate to tell you that you will be experiencing this to the full for the next few years, people at your age/my age struggle with this moreso for some reason, it's like everyone tries to be too cool for everything, I don't understand it myself, but stay strong and be you, even if that makes you wierd, be you. -Tom
This felt more like a vent seession then a poem. the structure lends it's self to a poetic break up, but The same idea is reworded and repeated. I think that this would work better as a couplet or it may make an excellent slam piece. The repetion can enhance your idea and performance quality could be easily achieved. Needs so work as a poem. I can't really critique a rant. Anway keep on writing. peace
hm, this sounds more like an outburst (i won't say "rant" cos I really have no clue what that means here) than a poem. I know what you mean by being called weird and different. And you know what? We should take pride in that. I mean, who wants a world where everyone is the same, hm? Holy monotony! I would be sad if ppl didn't point me out as different and saw me as normal. There's just no fun in that.
Haha, and true, there really is no "normal". Everyone nowaday is different in some way, and only if we take it by that point of view can we call ppl normal for being different.
You made only a slight mistake there... "compaired" is spelled "compared". Other than that, there's nothing wrong.