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So what if I'm emo?
So what if I cry?

I'm not THAT emotional,
I dont want to die.

So what if I dress in a different style?
There's no need to scream and run for a mile

I dont like to cut and abuse my arm,
I am not depressed,
so why cause self harm?

Could it be that I am just like you?
That I can smile, giggle and laugh along too?

Could it be that I am happy with myself?
It's just that I am not some pretty doll on the shelf.

Could it be that the only reason i dye my hair black;
Is because I dont want to be some barbie in a bimbo girl pack.

These are the reasons, and I'll tell you why,
that I dont look in the mirror and start to cry.

I know Im not perfect,
I'm sure you will agree

But I am so very positive,
as positive as can be

That Im not like you,
Oh dont make me laugh!
I dont spend hours on my make-up's mask

I'm totally self-confident,
Ill smile for all to see.

Because the great thing about being emo,
Is that I am happy, with just being me.

Dont be afraid of who you are.</i>
* 2011 EDIT *
I feel I should be smacking a disclaimer on this saying: "WARNING: WRITTEN BY A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL 4 YEARS AGO"
Please, guys. I understand that the term 'emo' still demands debate and discussion, but slating me for it when I'd written it at 13-14 years old is silly. Having said that, it doesn't mean I am not proud of this Poem, because I am, I just want people to know that I was young and my views have slightly changed now I'm 16. I'm more accepting of everybody so please, enjoy, but don't hate on every emo out there.

I only literally just came up with this after seeing many emo-haters comments on things and this is a little poem for anyone out there who is really having problems with those kinda people out there. Yes, I am alittle bit emo, and I am proud. I dont want to look like a barbie girl thats come out of a manufactured company so here you go, the product of an angry mind lolz! its very short and it you have a problem with this them please comment and tell me just dont flame emos, flame me ok? alright please read on if you havent or thank you for reading if you have bye! :P
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MikTVty Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
This is beautiful
ADayInReverse Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Student Writer
wE need more people in this world that will actually understand the truth behind this and actually accept people for who they are .-. it sickens me that society today has become so bad and how rude everyone is towards emo children and adults. I mean I've been emo for 10 years now, the clothes, the makeup, the music, etc. Yeah I define myself as that.  But the fact that I am not allowed to call myself that around here because everyone will look at me like I'm some sick freak, hurts man. So thank you, this is the best thing I have ever read in my entire life that gives me hope in life. *-* 

Foxy-Loves-Markimoo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
murasaki-kaki Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Student Photographer
I'm emo
murasaki-kaki Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Student Photographer
so beautiful!
DeadReel82 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Student Artist
I love this poem. So expressive...carry on write down what you feel.if it means something to you it has purpose.i like the fact you share such emotions keep them coming.
7R41N3D3RR0R157 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a human being that is growing each day in terms of using your emotions and choosing when you decide to cry. People forget this in the long run, and it's the saddest thing. 
DrowningDrawer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Student Filmographer
This.... is... Amazing. I'm... just... Speechless. 
cup-of-tea-3 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
Ugh, I understand. I dress in an emo fashion and listen to rock bands so I like to call myself emo, because I'm proud of who I am. The problem is people think emos are depressed, suicidal, cutting teens and I'm NOTHING like that! thank you for this poem
KaoruBlackstone1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this. This is how how I feel a lot of the time. Must be the same for people like us.
KoriWarer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
fluffypenguin999 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student Artist
I think both you and the others should just be yourselves. Emo, bimbo or whatever.
KingkongAintGotShit Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
It's nice that most of you don't want to be a stereotype, but in your poem you are doing exactly the same ; "Is because I dont want to be some barbie in a bimbo girl pack".
People always need to put labels on things, it's makes them feel secure and safe.
Just be yourself then people can't put a lable on you.
You are not special, get over it. And if you don't want to be judged, don't judge other people that just makes you an hypocrite ;)
I sometimes judge people I think that's just human, I'm no saint. But I don't complain when other people judge me.
Volliare Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Nice, I never understood that stupid attitude towards people who identify as ''emo'' in fashion sense.
MeleeGypsy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's ok, this is a great poem
XxEmeraldMayxX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!!
DarkStarysh Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Just Amazing...
Ashlay0The0Emo0Girl Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
This is true
XxcoppertailXx Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh I love this, very inspiring. Like very It's shows who I am c:
AkamaiKoa Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014   Writer
Oh my gosh I love this, very inspiring :)
moonshield101 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student General Artist
so awesome! i agree with you
xannarril Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i actually kinda like this....Shy 
IWubChoco94 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My alter ego was so proud when she read this...owo
This poem says the truth,really.Thank you.You freed me from the shell of a girl my friends want me to be.:-) Great job!
DrudgyEyez Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lawl emo faggets
JewelzXD Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student General Artist
I think this poem is awesome... emo don't have to cut! Other ppl do it too!
N-Fotography Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Uh ok
Caligirl200 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That is the most beautiful thing I've ever heard :')
theshadyperson Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
"Is because I dont want to be some barbie in a bimbo girl pack."

Racist and sexist.
smithsav002 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Kattua Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh God, I love this! :)
nanaBANANA12344 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Artist
my kinda friend thinks I am weird cuz I kinda dress emo and I have cut my arm befor
LilicoolJJ Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Awesome, this is me.
JeffTheKillerKawaii Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Its so true.
splatter789 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
blackhearted6 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this poem is so cool, I really like it. c:
Shadow-Stealer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This poem describes me almost perfectly. (except for that positive, confident part. XD)
darkangel1819 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
ThePandaPicasso Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
pandagirl154 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
This amazing :)
cristleukidna Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
thx for saying that, that was really awesome!!! I'm Emo and when people look at me, they see darkness. but they don't see what is really inside of me, I know in have light some where in my life, I just need time to find it! when my mom died a long time ago, and ever since than, I was different than everyone else and maybe I like being that way :)  
Shadow-Stealer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel ya... (except for the passing... So very sorry! :iconsupertighthugplz: )
gigglefitt25 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
Emo is a style, not a life-style!!!
I used to be Emo and people thought that meant that I
Cut my wrists in the corner! Incidentally, I was into Punk
When I was cutting myself! [which hasn't happened for
A VERY long time].
stara1235 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Writer
Love this! Thank you for understanding!
Sparklez-McFlame Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, that was beautiful
Starblazingdragon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental
hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the
staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so
they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the
machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on
a Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you
and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and
she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste
this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You
will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in youReply
GodFlavoredBagel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
:iconhappyforeveraloneplz: YAAAY COMPANYYY!
InsanePasta Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Yay, Clarissa is going to visit me for the 839402837462590376 time! I am a dummy! 
Shadow-Stealer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here! Yaaaayy! :D
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