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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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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 General Artist
that's ok, this is a great poem
XxEmeraldMayxX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  New member 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  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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 General 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
RevengeIsSweet2025 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Shentena Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Lovely!:D (Big Grin) 
DenmarkKittenKiss Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Artist

Couldn't have said it better myself ^^


It's really good, great work

Puglover24 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I really loved this! Thanks for the emo support the stereotypes get stupider every day
TheElegantShadow Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my, this was quite good, and you made it when you were 13-14? It's truly amazing to me that someone so young could write something so true and honest. My dear, you truly have talent. :)

*Favorites.* :D

(Just a Goth passing by. XD)
evelynsixx Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
so true!
monstermanga1022 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist

Yesterday, I was looking up the different personality traits for emo, goth, steampunk, punk, etc., and I fit into every single category, but I don't cut and stuff like that.  Yes, I love music, especially if there's some deep meaning to it, like Shinedown's cd, Sound of Madness (total fav! :)).  I want to dye my hair light blue, I'm fascinated with mythical creatures, as you can see by my profile pic, she's part fae and supposed to be part vampire.  I'm a sucker for romance, most of my stories have a pattern: either they have monsters, romance, or both!  :) lol.  I also love the clothes from all of those categories, I wish I had more...

Btw, WHY are people so judgemental! It's not even with JUST emos, it's EVERYTHING!!! (You can tell I'm getting passionate here) When I was in 5th grade, younger kids made fun of the way I walked, which got them in trouble.  And there was this other time in 1st 2nd and 3rd grade one of my closest friends was African American.  I guess there are some mean people who can say that this was just a child not knowing better, but in reality, it's just the way the world should be.  No judging whatsoever, that'd be perfection.  :)  But this goes beyond a racial and stereotypical thing.  Handicaps and economical status, the world has just gone mad, I tell you! (I think I may have to.  :)) And another btw, not all muslims are terrorists, just some of them take their religion to an extreme, when actually, terrorist attacks are considered sinful! It just gives the rest of them a bad name. When does it all end!!! It breaks my heart and makes me mad to see what this world is coming to, with everything that goes on on a daily basis.  In the last two years alone, haven't there been like, at least 2 or 3 school shootings that made national news? And I can't tell you how many child homicides there have been locally.  Basically, I'm sick of it.  I'm done, both with the world and this comment. (And you're probably thinking, finally! :) lol.  But sometimes you just have to vent, you know?)

Puglover24 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm not stereotypical but to me you sound scene....
monstermanga1022 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist


no idea what that means

Puglover24 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Most people don't look it up because I'm not good at explaining thingsIt's basically like a colorful version of emo only not as depressing and people often confuse it with emo
JadeWinchester Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Writer
I'm definitely scene then
DilligentGoat Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful poem. I love it. :)
koreasha Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Thanks for sticking up for emos atleast someone is leval headed.
Inarmsofamity Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Except for the "emos"
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