Labeled | Teen Ink


January 21, 2014
By OneProzacADay PLATINUM, State College, Pennsylvania
OneProzacADay PLATINUM, State College, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"You are the universe expressing itself as human for a little while." -Eckhart Tolle

tagged cow
pierced straight through
as I am held down
against my will

branded bull
burned, scarred my delicate skin
rope pulled
until I didn’t fight anymore

red stamped
indelible blood ink
under a blinding fluorescent lamp
dripping down my face

to a label
plastered across my forehead
with industrial grade glue
that reads in smelly
scribbled sharpie

The author's comments:
I wrote this about how I am labeled "depressed" even though no doctor has ever diagnosed me as such. Random people with no medical degree telling me I am mentally ill really bothers me, when they don't know me or take the time to get to know me. I am labeled damaged goods because of my past, or labeled depressed because I wear black, and such harsh judgement should not be accepted in today's society.

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