Normal

Normal
It is viewed as reaching perfection
Of never doing anything out of the ordinary
Or crazy or weird
It is never saying anything just because
Or saying something that pops into your mind
It is always being predictable
Never reaching out
And making a new move
Using a new strategy
Stepping outside of the box
And letting go…
Of everything

Normal
It is uniforms and laws
Rules and schedules
On time
Always prepared
Never late
Listening and obeying
Without questions
Without individuality

But normal isn’t that.

Normal is unusual
It is free and beautiful and weird
It is crazy and suspenseful
Heart pumping
Adrenaline racing
Taking a first step
Making a splash
Saying what’s on your mind
And not regretting it
It is not being in tune with society
And what is expected and accepted

Normal is wild
Zip lining
Skydiving
Living the dream
Laughing all day
Dancing all night
Going onstage
Letting your hair down
Taking a chance

Normal is weird
Falling in love with characters on a page
Playing instruments with eyes closed
Dancing to music that others don’t like
Spending hours on one website
Watching movies and
Crying at the end because it’s over
Getting stressed over homework
Making people think you’re weird for fun
Telling a random fact
Memorizing favorite quotes

Normal is random
Saying things out of place
Forgetting words
Moving to the beat
Tripping and falling
Getting startled
Fast paced, slow paced
Not understanding
Realizing something
Making up a game
Cracking jokes
Getting distracted

Normal is flying high in the sky
Racing the wind
Catching the sun
Chasing the moon
Normal is taking a risk
Going out with someone new
Risking your heart
Putting everything on the line
Saying everything
Doing everything

Normal is taking the day off
Driving with friends
Dancing in the rain
Singing out of tune
Watching movies and quoting the lines
Listening to music and feeling the lyrics
Reading favorite books
Laughing out loud
Breaking down
Letting go…

Normal is being afraid
Afraid of the future
Of what lies ahead
Of falling in love
Of saying what you want to say
Afraid of taking chances
Of taking risks
But doing it regardless

Normal is fearless
Being strong
Standing up
Fighting for your beliefs
Being loyal
Never letting go until it’s over
Walking out without looking back
Not letting fears get in the way
Of being happy

Normal is living with regrets
Of things never said
Of things said
Of chances lost
And doors closed
Holding on
When there’s nothing to hold on to

Normal is memories
Crystal clear
Sun shining, grass green, sky blue
Vivid details
Friends, family, strangers
Together
Laughing, smiling
Living

Normal is flawed
Short-tempered
Random
Quick-spoken
Stressed
Forgetful
Depressed
Bad moods
Thinking you’re not perfect
But normal isn’t perfect

Normal is…
Who you are
What you love
Your passions
Your dreams
Your fears
Your hopes
Your thoughts
Your emotions
Your humanity
To be human is normal
It’s all we know how to be

Breathing
Living
Loving
Being
Normal

Wild
Crazy
Weird
Fun
Freedom
Fearless
Flawed
Unique
Risky
Passionate
Beautiful
Hopeful
Loyal
Strong

Normal

Comments

musicnote806

When I wrote this, I wasn't thinking of how so many people value perfection or value being a certain way that society wants us to be. But everyone has those moments when they break away and do something out of the ordinary and actually live life. Normal is actually living life. It's what we do everyday and what we dream and feel and experience. That's what normal means to me. Normal doesn't mean the perfection that society thinks it does. It means individuality and living life. That's why I wrote this. :)

musicnote806

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