(#) tortillachip 2012-01-30This isn't bad at all!!! I really like this. This poem really means a lot. You live life with people telling you all these hurtful things, but then on the other side you have family and people telling you that it's not true. That the people who say those things have insecurities of their own and deal with it by putting people like you down. They tell you that you're the complete opposite of what those bullies say and that they're liars. Somewhere along the line, you can't help but think that you're family is telling you nonsense. You start to believe the things the bullies say about you. You can't listen to those people who tell you you're not as bad as the bully thinks. They've become the liars. It doesn't matter what you're family says because family is supposed to say that stuff anyway. It only matters what the other kids think because they have the biggest impact on you. They know what cool is, and you just don't fit into that category, so they have some sort of right to make sure you know that you're different, so you need together bullied. Sometimes you really just need to believe what you're family tell you. It really is the truth. Other people may think so too, they can't be the only ones. You've got to believe that someone, whoever it is, really does think you're great. Really believes that you're better than what you yourself might think. It makes a world of difference when you know that someone cares about you knowing who you really are on the inside. And that person is amazing and wonderful and is undeserving of all the treatment they receive. They just need to let themselves believe. Well, I thought this was amazing. Well, just about everything you write is amazing. I really like to read your poetry. It flows well, expresses immense amounts of emotion, and it really just makes me think about my own ex
Author's responseThank you so, soooo, sooooooo very much; I'm really glad that you like this!
I honestly don't know what I can add to what you have just said other than I don't think that anyone could have put all that you have just said better. You're absolutely right; people just need to let themselves believe.
Thank you very much; I'm pleased that you like my poetry because I think it's the thing that I enjoy writing the most (it's the easiest thing to write anyway).
(#) tortillachip 2012-01-30Sorry!!! I wasn't done, so I'll just continue. As I was saying, this poem really makes me think about my own experiences and my own life, but also about how bad it could be for others. Not just in my school, but all over. We all just want to be accepted, but I think we've come to learn that if you can only be accepted for who others want you to be, and not who you actually are, then you should look for acceptance elsewhere. I don't think I'd be saying this exact same thing two years ago, but that's because I wanted to be someone who others liked. I thought that I would end up being liked by everybody one way or another. I was so stupid, probably still am, but now I can accept me for me, even if others can't. I learned that the idea of popularity isn't all it's cracked up to be and that there will be people that don't know me but dislike me for little or no reason at all, but after a while I stopped caring and started just accepting it. Life can not be lived if you think that everyone really is going to love you and thinking you are perfect, but it can't be lived trying to become perfect either. I know it sounds like I'm just some crazy girl talking about my life, and I'm sorry about that, but I just really wanted you to know how much this really means to me. This poem really does make me realize those things all over again, and I really do love this.
Author's responseDon't worry about it. :)
I'm glad that this poem made you think, as a writer that's the most that I can ever ask for with a piece of writing. You are definitely not stupid; what you are saying in this comment is quite possibly one of the most profound and intelligent things that I have ever read.
I'm really quite speechless; thank you so very much for taking the time to leave such an interesting and kind review! :)
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