poetry, poem, rj palacio, do not blend in, born to stand out

YOU CANNOT BLEND IN WHEN YOU ARE BORN TO STAND OUT.......( line quoted by R.J Palacio)

I am a someone trying to be with the crowd,
I am fitting in wherever I am allowed,
What matters is that you cannot blend in when you are born to stand out.
I observe what they always do,
I stay with them and stick to them like glue,

I try to imitate their slangs and pick up lines,
I know it is tough, but I try not to whine,

I be like them, but I fail to do so,
With the fixed thought in my mind to go with the flow,

Not knowing the difference between unique and odd,
I go around with a mentality completely opposite to broad,

I am tired of people's irrelevant prattle,
For me it is like fighting a battle,

I stand upright with a different personality,
I be with people with whom I can stay without any formality,

This is the reason behind not getting along,
I realise that I have made my mindset strong,

I register that it doesn't matter if I am being talked about,
What matters is that you cannot blend in when you are born to stand out.



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Comments (2)

Stuti Sharma Posted on Feb 16, 2018

Wonderful words!

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Santosh Posted on Feb 08, 2018

Excellent Hetvi. Superb writing. keep it up.

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Hetvi. K. Majumdar

A 13 year old, studying in Lotus Valley International School, Gurgaon. An avid reader and has been writing poems since 7 years. A trained Bharatnatyam (Indian Classical dance) dancer and is been perfo

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