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go on label me
put a name against mine
state what you say I did
box me up
lock me down
clamp the compartment lid

go on label me
invent a sin or syndrome
measure me for size
say I am this or that
account for nature and my skin
or the colour of my eyes

go on label me
punch the card
ink barcode my arm
number me a beast
stencil my blood type
where it does least harm

go on label me
believe I've gone away
believe in your own system
and write it safely down
but someone else has labelled you
and someone’s labelled them
Alexa Pishtey Jul 31
Take one look at me,
And knock me to my knees.

Slap a label on me,
As if I were made in a factory.

Don't mind the truth,
It will never reach you.

I am only what you see,
That's all I'll ever be,
Because that's what you believe.


The man mopping the floors,
You never spoke to him before.

But if you knew his name,
You'd know the hero he became.

The woman covered in ink,
You made her poor heart sink.

You never had the patience,
To let her prove her intelligence.

The girl with two heads,
"What a monster" you said.

But they are two different people,
Who share a single vessel.

They are only what you see,
That's all they'll ever be,
Because that's what you believe.


You look at our skin,
Not at what lies within.

You notice our age,
But never what we have to say.

You judge our clothes,
And ignore our kind tones.

We are only what you see,
That's all we'll ever be,
Because that's what you believe.
Achick Jul 26
I don’t give a **** about my reputation
Everyones hates me without any hesitation
A girl can handle so much, so why should I care anymore
I don’t give a **** about my bad reputation
Oh no
Not me
I DONT A GIVE A **** ABOUT MY BAD REPUTATION
I MIGHT AS WELL STEAL ALL YOUR BOYFRIENDS
THATS THE LABEL THAT YOU GAVE ME
I MIGHT AS WELL LIVE UP TO
ALL YOUR EXPECTATIONS
I DONT A GIVE A **** ABOUT MY BAD REPUTATION
I smiled like the sun, kisses for everyone
And tales, it never fails
because real story won’t do the trick, youre gonna make up something quick
YOURE GONNA BURN BURN BURN BURN burn to the wick.
You made me the barra barracuuuda
Yeah
I’m a heartbreaker
Dream taker
Love taker
Love don’t you mess around me
Don’t you forget
All of you created me
I’m the right kind of sinner
To take him under and unleash my inner fantasy
I’m the invincible winner
That I was born to be
I’m a heartbreaker
Dream breaker
Love breaker
Don’t you mess around with me
Joan jet and the black hearts
Bad reputation
Heart
Barracuda
Pat Benatar
Heartbreaker

My love of music was born during these times. These songs empowered me. After years of being labeled, hated, and I couldn’t shake it. So I decided when I was 16 to say **** it I’m going to embrace it.
I took every boyfriend of all the girls that tortured me. I used them to take what was precious to them. I know I wasn’t right but at the time it didn’t matter. I was going to hurt them worse than they hurt me.
isabella Jul 21
People these days,
Always "that's wrong" and "that's right,"
But what are your thoughts?

What is wrong?
What is right?
Test answers?
Video games?

Do people really know
What those labels mean?
Right, wrong,
They're just words.

Words on a piece of paper.
Words flitting from mouths.
Words flung about casually,
that, in truth, have no meaning.

So, I'm asking you,
Teachers and students and parents,
Am I right?
Or wrong?
june ivy May 20
Insidious night.
Encapsulate me forever,
I beg.

The word 'depressed' is trite.
Just like love, I feel more than I can say.
I hide behind apathy
Yet my emotions control me every day.
Asominate May 14
Guilty

I point
And three fingers
Pointing back at me

Memories
Not forgotten
Even though I plea

The knives,
They are calling
Yet I still don't bleed

No point in my destruction
Since I cannot feed them

Sharp blades
Evade
My self destruction

Afraid
To pay
For loss of function

Every
New day
Is a new problem

Cut me off
(Save me!)

I'm coming out
I'm caving in
Tell me do you like me now
Let me begin

By burning all the cradles
Uninstall the training wheels
Enstrangement's just a label
And I don't give feels

(I cut me off
I shut you out
I'm caving in
Do you like me now?

Not good enough
I've never been
Disconnection
I'm the alien)
👽 nation.
I am on the edge, teetering
Cool breeze splashes across my cheeks
As pebbles crumble to the Earth beneath
Bitterness dances across my tastebuds
Fear and pain electrifying my bloodstream
I am both pushed forward by fear and
Pulled back by grief
My chest feels empty, cavernous
Lonely
At the top of this cliff I must realize
I have spent my entire existence
Scaling this mountain of labels and advice
Searching for my truth in the lies of many
Dissecting myself into pieces to find
Exactly the part that is wrong
The piece I can remove or fix
To suddenly become whole,
Real, valid,
Normal
Alive
And now
Standing upon the cliffside
Staring down at the jagged edges
Rexperiencing the solid footholds
The close calls,
The danger and the pain
I realize that my truth doesnt exist out here
There is nothing wrong with me,
This isn't that easy
I have reached the top, looked outwards and found nothing
I came in search of answers and found the truth instead
There are no answers
I am enough
My emotions are not the enemy
Who I really am is not an outward destination
My truth has and always will live within me
I have the power to change my life
I just need to
Be Still
Listen
And know
Inspired by listening to the audiobook Untamed. I feel stuck and so tied down and invested in things unhelpful to my soul. I want to grow and I will make my life better for myself.
Minnie Chuer Mar 13
I own a box with mysterious contents,
People who have never seen inside it
Like to tell me what's in there
"It's pink, so it must have pink stuff inside."
But I've seen what's inside
It's brilliant, multi-coloured,
Shifting in hues
Sparkling and flowing,
It sounds like a melody of hope
A story of bravery,
It feels warm like summer
And cosy like a rainy day,
It smells sweet like candy
And salty like tears.
I don't mind sharing the contents
If you care enough to look with me.
Sylph Oct 2019
It feels like no one understands
but they tell us someone will

It feels like im falling apart
They say im dramatic

It feel like im all alone
even with people all around me
They say im a attention seeker

I like school
They say im a nerd

I not a skinny beauty
so im fat

I change to the skinny beauty
So im anorexic

I like rock music
Im a Emo

I like wearing black
Im Goth

Im made one mistake
And im a idiot

I like showing off my body a little
so im a ****

Labels consume us...
No one can be who they are with the
Labels
Telling them who they are
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