This poem goes out to all the "cool" kids out there. The title came from one of my best friends, Caleb. Every time someone would say or do something stupid he would say "You know man, that's pretty sad" in this hilarious accent. I'm just trying to bring to everyone's attention how lame it is to try and be "cool".

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

You Know Man, That's Pretty Sad
"Cool" kids like to think they're hot stuff
And everyone else ain't cool enough.
We're supposed to follow their bullshit fads.
You know man, that's pretty sad.
They call me a fool
'Cause I never cared what's "cool".
They won't give me a chance
They say that I'm sick.
'Cause I won't sell-out,
I won't be a trendy prick.
Life's not what they think.
They're not always what they seem.
It appears they love
To mess with my self-esteem.
I'm not what they think
Life's not what they've thought.
I am who I am
And I do what I want.
When will individuality come into style?
I hope it won't be a while.
I don't need the "cool" kids
I've got better friends.
I don't care for the "cool" crowd
And all of their bullshit trends.

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  • Amanda
    You know everyone thinks you have to fit in, I know to be myself and things will work out. Sometimes you dont always have the best of friends but as long as you live life to the fullest and be yourself, life will work out! That poem was so honest!
  • jah
    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOUR POEM, IN MY HIGHSCHOOL I FEEL LIKE I'M SOME TYPE OF PRISONER. LIKE I;M IN JAIL BECAUSE ALL YOU SEE IS PEOPLE WEARING THE SAME THING. I REALLY DO WONDER WHEN WILL INDIVIDUALITY BECOME THAT NEW FLY LOOK?
  • Brittany
    I really loved this poem. I am a senior in high school and I know all the hell the "cool" people can put you through just for being different.
  • Courtney
    Awesome poem!. man thats pretty true. Courtney
  • Sirra
    How come kids at my school can't think that way? You know? Don't change the way you think. If you did, well, you know man? That would be pretty sad! (:
  • Luke
    This poem really touched me, it fits into my reality. I belive every word of this poem is true. i hope all the "cool" ppl read this a have a bit of sense knocked into them. thanx for the poem.
  • letty
    this poem say the thruth i like it
  • kiara
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  • NATASCHA
    I LOVE THIS POEM
  • Brandy
    i love this poem! its so true!
  • jojo
    I loved this poem. It kicked! Don't change the way you think.
  • Dedrionne
    i really like your poem and i belive in everything you were sayin
  • Caitlin
    dude, your poem rocked! I wish everyone in this world would read it, then they'd think differently, we could all be who we want without being shunned an stuff
  • Brooke
    I really loved this poem! Yep- its the way i see school- i go to school to learn and to get an education- i dont go for that horseplay and stuff and thats why i don't talk to many students in my school because they all "talk" and gossip and they think they are cool and i get along better with adults. I don't think i could find a single person that is not an adult that i feel comfortable talking with. and i just look up to my teachers and family
  • Lewam
    I loved this poem because what the poet says is absolutely true. Sometimes I feel like that. Evertime I feel angry because of the "Cool Kids," I will always think of this poem and remember that I have true friends that will be there for me. Keep writing 'cause this poem really touched me.
  • brittany
    dude i really like your poem i wrote a poem like that myself i dont think its important what clothes you wear or how much moneyyou have whats important is your personality and who you are thats what really matters
  • Berenice
    This poem kicks. It speaks to me. Thats how I see school.
  • Megan
    This poem is awesome. It tells the truth man, all ppl. think about these dayz is what you look like, or their to worried about their looks, and see you dont dress and act like them, so they dont give you the tyme of day!
  • Becky
    This is a great poem! Totally makes sense and is very well worded. Kicks!
  • Rachelle
    You Poem is so true! you are a wonderful poet. Keep writing!
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