Labels were created to make us all look strang
John Q Citisen

I am who I am and that will never change.
Labels were created to make us all look strange.

If we weren’t judged by our visage, but judged by our soul,
    we could live life to the fullest
             -and that is my goal.

I'm tired of being judged.
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#labels  
I don't like labels.
Lani Foronda

I don't like labels.
Labels mean restrictions.
Oh, you want to do that?
No no, you can't!

Labels mean expectations and
Expectations means disappointment.
Labels mean something has to be
Ought to be
Like this
& not like that.
We'd constantly be thinking if what we were doing
Was what we should be doing.

I like labels.
Labels mean structure,
And structure means order.
If everything was in its place-
Exactly as it ought to be-
We'd be okay.
We wouldn't have to worry about crossing over the lines
That the world has drawn up against us.
We'd know what to expect
And what to feel.

September26,2013
But what do labels really change?
De'Anna
De'Anna
May 15

Your were right.
I act so pitiful.
You were right.
I am negative.
You were right.
I'm a think in absolutes.
You were right.
I'm like a Sith.

But what do labels really change?
Do they warm you at night?
Even though it is,
you'd never admit my statement is right.

Siths are characters in star wars. It's said sith think in absolutes and they believe either you are with them completely to the point or clinging or against them.
#poem   #labels   #people   #bullies  
Katie Biesiada
Katie Biesiada
Apr 29      Apr 29

I am an introvert.
Or so they say.
But I don’t know why they say half the things they do anyway…
What is an introvert?
Someone who enjoys the quiet
Page turns of a good book?
Someone who enjoys the
Euphoria of sipping tea?
Someone who prefers yoga
Basked in the candle-light glow
Over a mind full of mary jane?
Why yes, then,
I am an introvert…
…drowning in my own solitude

#self   #sad   #depression   #life   #lonely   #drugs   #alone   #introvert   #happiness   #solitude   #labels   #book   #me   #weed   #describe   #relax   #tea   #description   #enjoyment  
individuality-exists
individuality-exists
Apr 16      Apr 16

what does it take
to become a writer?
published words
or beautiful thoughts

Piglet
Piglet
Aug 17

Do not label me.
I will not fold to fit in to your
pigeon hole.
I will remain unchained, 
unchanged by your desire for conformity.
All that I ever was, all that I may ever be 
doesn't rest upon your opinion of my being.
Do not label me......someday I might surprise you

People place negative & positive labels on us.
Jade
Oct 4

People place negative & positive labels on us.
Sometimes without us even knowing.
Those positive labels being,
Caring, nice, sweet, and beautiful.
But those negative labels being,
ungrateful, self-fish, and ugly.
Most of the time we carry the weight of only those negative labels.
But you have to rebuke every negative label,
And replace them with your positive labels.

Wesley Wise
Wesley Wise
Jun 29, 2010

Insert (four letter word) here

As a joke,
When mad,
After a smoke,
In bed,

I don’t have a tag
I don’t fit the mold
I don’t give a (four letter word)
About what you were told

A hundred years after
My soulless corpse slumbers
Six feet under
I’m (four letter word)

Death is the only true label

who talk about labels
raðljóst
raðljóst
Jan 18, 2013      Jan 19, 2013

sometimes it's tiring
to sit and listen
to our friends
who talk about labels
labels of clothing
labels of people
labels and labels
silly names for what
they want to be known for
hipster
geek
or
prep
but what do these labels serve?
the greed for attention?
our eyes drawn to
their facebook pages
their clothes
their hair and their
make up
but do we really see them?
we're blind to the souls
and overlook the spirits
of our peers
with selective sights
we look on the surface
and judge what we see
to be what they are

I am sitting with my computer on my lap and apple in my left hand while writing this. My "friends" are sitting at the table with me, and at the next table beside it in the library. A quiet place that once was, is now full of people trying to define themselves and fit in. They're so loud, and today, I am very silent. I am eating my apple and listening as I type this. Kate is beside me working on biology, headphones in to block out the rest, and a boy I  don't know is trying to pass math. I find better company in the people who say nothing than the people who say so much but mean so little.

names and words
called and thrown
like you know her at all
with your hate and scorn
think you can see right through
her 'shallow, fake persona'
she is worn
more than you could know
she has been damaged broken
yet continues to grow
she is more than that word
that name, that label
you smother her with in disgust
she is complex, an individual
you are nothing but dust

Girl, Whore, Freak, Dork, Jesus-lover, Bitch, Idiot,
Worthless.
Woman, Independent, Unique, Quaint, Catholic, Honest, Inquisitive,
A Person.
#whore   #girl   #bitch   #me   #human   #person   #jesus   #unique   #freak  
 
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