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Everyone Else

July 27, 2011
By EnigmaticBeing PLATINUM, Santa Barbara, California
EnigmaticBeing PLATINUM, Santa Barbara, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.'
James A. Baldwin

Why should I be you?
Why can't I be me?
Why is everyone pressuring me?

What's wrong with sex?
Whats wrong with black?
What's wrong with cursing at the sky?
What's wrong with that?

You yell I know you! I love you!
You don't know me.
You never have.
You never will.

You know lies.
You know confinement.
You know what you want me to be.
You and everyone else.

I don't want your suggestions.
I don't want your stares.
I don't want your whispers.
I don't really care.

Not about you.
And definitely not about everyone else.

The author's comments:
I wrote this when I started getting teased at school. It was my way of voicing how I felt. This is one of the first poems I ever wrote.

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