In society, everyone wants to encourage uniqueness 

among teens. 

Be Different!

They always implore. 

Be You!

They always beg.


Little does society know,

how crushed into normality we have become.


Be You!

has developed the meaning of blending in with the crowd.


DON'T stick out.

DON'T look different.

DON'T act weird. 

For fear of getting judged by our peers. 

Our creativity and spirit slowly get jaded,

pushed away by the need to be


like everyone else.


I think it's time to 


Time to not care what anyone thinks.

Time to have purple hair.

Time to wear that crazy shirt.

Time to write the things I want to write.

Time to be Me!



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