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Socially Accepted

March 26, 2012
By Ariya GOLD, Charleston, South Carolina
Ariya GOLD, Charleston, South Carolina
12 articles 1 photo 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
Some men just want to watch the world burn.
-Alfred (Batman Begins)

That's not socially accepted they would say
I'll still be who I want, be that as it may
I'm not going to wear what they tell me to
I don't care if Crocs are a frowned upon shoe
My face isn't perfect but it's surely mine
If they don't like me who cares I can still shine
I don't need a prom date or a valentine
I have my own style that is completely mine
All people can decide whatever they want
They can think i am being too mean or too blunt
I'll continue to act as I always do
I can blast my music the whole city through
I will say as I want and do as I please
Even if they will not bless me whenever I sneeze
Let my style be and I'll leave yours alone
I'll always hang out in my own little zone
And even if it's not socially accepted
Who I am will never be interrupted

The author's comments:
I've never been part of the "in crowd" and I really don't care about being popular. I'm never going to change who I am for anyone.

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This article has 3 comments.

InkWriter13 said...
on Jul. 1 2012 at 3:46 pm
Loved this. Well written and spoken in true writer's voice. Strong all the way through. A great message of begin who you are. Thanks for making this more of a celebration of yourself and who you are and less of an angry rant against being part of the "in crowd." It gives it a nice uplifting feel that shows that you rose above being popular to just be you. Impacting message, wonderful writing. 5 stars. Would you please comment on two of my poems (you can choose)?

Lia692 said...
on Jul. 1 2012 at 9:49 am
Lia692, Spokane, Washington
0 articles 0 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life should be viewed from afar and lived from close up."

Really interesting; I love the examples and situations that you wrote. Also, I would have to agree with StupidAndFearless and say that your wording is really cool.

on Jul. 1 2012 at 9:42 am
StupidAndFearless BRONZE, Owls Head, Maine
3 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"So paint me jealous, paint me rage, for god's sake paint me anything."

"You're not being fair!"
"Fares are for tourists, kid."

"Do something remarkable."

Very well written. :) You have a distinct style that I find interesting and almost melodic. I love the blasting music through the whole city line. Also, wording such as: "Be that as it may."

Very good job :) I can see that you're the same type of person I am.