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I wrote this poem because I was tired of all these things people want you to be, this image the world burns into our minds about how we should be, how we should look, turning us into robots. But I won't! Some people, some of them friends, say I am weird, and I think I like it. It proves to me, that I dare to be different.

The poem is about being different, and others seeing you as being nothing, cause you don't look or act, or care about the same things they do.

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Sea
you have very good skills of writing poems. I feel the same way because I have to bend over backwards just to fit in with the crowd.
Sonja
I think this poem was awesome. It really made me feel better about myself.
mayse
this is verey good
jess
thank god there is someone out there like me, i was starting to think that i was the only one! gr8 poems i loved it!

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Nothing Girl

Maybe I wear baggies
and white socks with flip-flops,
maybe I don't like listening to rave
and I'm not on the social mountaintops,
maybe I don't care about the things
that make your worlds twirl,
maybe you look at me and think:
Gee, what a nothing girl.

Maybe I like giving smiles
which seems to be a sin today,
and maybe I allow my imagination
to sometimes run away,
maybe you don't understand this
and that's why you cannot see,
if this make me a nothing girl,
hey, that's ok with me!

The world makes you believe
your personality mustn't be detected,
your face must be picture perfect
and wear cloths just the best, to be accepted.
Maybe I look at you
and feel sorry that you're blind,
robots you have became,
yourself you'll never find.

God made you, as well as me,
this means I am something,
the world is a liar
and if I must be a nothing
for you to see it,
then so be it!

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Angelique
I really liked the fact that some of the people there outside come up for us teenagers and I also just a few days ago wrote a poem about a guy that came onto me and when I read this poem I thought about mine and what impact it can have on others
Ashley
I love this poem it remindes me of myself all most i have friends who tease me for wat I like i guess they dont know that God didnt make us all the same he made us all different so this world can be exiteing. I also like this poem cause it went down deep so i won't feel stupid when my friend call me fta,retard,or a goth wanna be. so i give this poem a 9
scarlett
that was awesome it was very touching
Johanna
omg! this is totally true and im just like you im different in my own way. :)
Jess
Amazing poem, says exactly how i feel about some girls at my school who i wouldnt have anything to do with, only they happen to be friends with my boyfriend. More's the shame.
vanity
your poem was very truthful. people need to embrace their unique qualities. i give it a eight.
palak
the poem really has made me realize that what a crazy person i am . that i was living to please alll other people instead of me. this is a poem which should be recognised. i really wish that u should write more poems to inspire other girls . including mee.
mystery
i luv this poem becuz it says how you feel. i can fit in i'm just tired of trying to i'd just rather be myself.
chloe
i really love the way it comes across to you. like someone was standing right there telling me basically that you have a bautiful HEART and thats what matters.
Danie
YOU GO GIRL! Be yourself, be the best you can be, be what you feel comfortable with! SMILE, the world is occupied by faceless youth trying so hard to be different that they all look the same. Nice to see someone being really different by being honest with herself.
Khaye
this poems is like my model in life i have my own style im popular so i set my own twins im very pretty i dont look like the girls in the magazine im just as pretty i was a girl in the magazine then sum1 came and told me that i didnt look like me i looked fake and unreal and that wasnt okay with me so now im myself again and this poem relates to me
MEME
I'LL TELL YOU WHY I VOTE FOR TYHIS POEM BECAUSE EVERY LIL THING SHE SAID MAKE SENSE TO ME. AND IS TRUE WHEN SHE SAYS THAT THE WORLD IS A LIAR. I MEAN WE AINT GOT TO SEAT HEA AND TELL YOU WHY YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW THAT BY NOW
Alina
This poem really is true. I liked it a lot and it really touched my heart. Great job!
Rachel
A girl in my form read this in English for homework and I was so moved by it!
lisa
very nice poem,says alot in a short poem. There are many little girl out there that tries to fit in,and thats just not the way to loive,you just have to be your self!
Kristen
this poem really shows what a teenage girl should actually act like! It's so great. I really love this poem. it's cute and i totally understand it :) ~KRiSTEN~
melanie
hi my name melanie ,,, i am 14 years old . this is an acreadable poem ! and this is straight up .
Paul
I loved this poem because it really has shown true feelings! Thanks for sharing.
nasiyah
This is a very good poem that speaks the truth, and it also mentions god which is important
Megan
I really like this poem,It can relate to me, well the last part of It can.
monika
This poem really was like about telling my hole life it's like it's relating tome
Jaimie
This poem relates to alot of people. So many teens feel this way at least one point though out middle school or high school. I really related to this poem. All of my eighth grade school year i felt as if i didn't fit in because i didn't like the same kind of guys my friends did or that i didn't even like the same kind of clothing that my friends did. This poem will show a lot of teens that it doesn't matter what other people think about you it just matters about what you think about yourself that you love yourself for who you are. Don't change for other people. Change because you want to be someone else for you own sake not someone else to be able to fit in better if you don't fit it in with the people you hang out with and they don't like you because of it you need new friends. I was lucky my friends didn't care that i didn't like the same guys as they did or that i didn't dress like them they understood that i wasn't like them and thats what they like me for that i wouldn't change myself just to fit in that i didn't care what other people thought of me. Don't change stay the way you are friends are friends no matter who they are. Very good poem Your helping many many many people understand to be themselves. Keep writing I would love to read more from you.
Nicole
this poem was awesome and very true. i love how it comes through the page!
kiwi
this poem is very good sometime i think of myself like you fell
heather
your pomes enspire me like everyone elses i right pomes my self and i tell about me, my frends, life, and what i fell that day but ushly i right about love and my boy-frend sometimes a lote of people enspire me my boy-frend does the most
Jaleesa
i think this is one of the best poems i ever read that fits me soo well! if i had to pick a poem that i had to recite this would it!
Courtney
This poem really inspired me to look at those who r different from me that they r really the same just unique in there own way
A
i like ur poem it is so true
Claire
IT'S AWSOME I LOVE IT You really know how to connect with people i love it great job! 5/5
withheld
my sister had this poem when she was my age, i like this one!
Selina
Its Awesome. x
kathryn
i was redy to end my life because of being different then i read this poem and i stoped and think! just reading this poem has changed my life! i am thankful! when i feel alone of different i read this poem and i feel good! thank you so much for this poem!
padmakshi
i agree. completely. good one girl. keep writing. felt as if u were speaking my feeelings
Andre'a
I liked this poem alot because it can really touch a lot of girls hearts whether they know it or not. This definetly describes feelings and our peers today. This poem is very truthful and inspiring to think that it doesnt really matter what people say about you for real though.
Brittany
i really was touched by this poem. Christelle you really have a gift in you. Love Always, Brittany
cookie
THIS WAS AWESOME ILOVE IT IMA USE THIS 4 A POEM CAFE IN CLASS ITS GREAT!
Clarissa
i really loved your poem. i would give it a 10 out of 10. it really describes how i am. thanks.
Sheena
I love this poem its so true about the world today. good job
Sarah
OMGOSH! i loved it all! I THink your amazing! i love it! it has gone on my bebo page its amazing i love it three cheers for you
Sierra
that is the most truest poem i have ever read i always try to act cool i am like the most populerest kid in skool & one day i wore a pair of bagy black capreas every body was saying look wat sierra is waring & i got so ad theywere those clothes all the time i just want to be weierd!
Meagan
this is a beautiful poem.
rabiya
very good
sarah
wow i love your poem it was touching great job
Madison
This reminded me of myself, I am not as perfect as others think they are.
kiera
i like this poem because your letting people know that your accepting yourself. you are who you are. never forget that!
Elizabeth
I really like this poem. I once used to feel that i'm always the odd one among people in my school. this poem reflect me in the past.
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