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.

This poem originally was published in Poems on Life - Teen Poems

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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  • 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!
  • 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
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  • 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~
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