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I'm strange,
I'm not like everyone,

I like to think,
Others follow,

I like to create,
Others destroy,

I like to love,
Others hate,

I like to be happy,
Others like gloom,

Am I strange?

Am I special?

Strangely special,
Specially strange,

I like the way I am.
There you go! Another one inspired by the ideas and comments on my current poll: [link] Go participate and have a poem created just for you too.

You can listen to me live reading it on the 32nd episode of my podcast that you can find here: [link]

Poem detailed explanation:

This is a poem that as I said is near and dear to me because it tackles the subject of "normality". I don't even like that word, normality… What is normal? Why are we always told that we're not normal? That's something I just cannot wrap my head around… Well concerning the poem, I start from the principle that everyone is different and being so, saying that I'm strange means that I'm not like everyone, but even if this fact is true for every human beings, this adjective is used when someone is just so different that we cannot understand it.
And the whole poem is written with the following idea in mind, and that is that to be normal you need to think and act like everyone else, then you'll be normal, and the following few paragraphs are to show that I personally don't want to be normal, normal is boring.
Because I like to think about all the possibilities to an end, or take an idea and try to elaborate on it, doesn't take everything that's said to me for granted, and don't follow blindly, I am considered as not normal, that's a bit harsh and really sad at the same time, because it should definitely be the other way around.
I like to create, I like to write and share my work with the people, I like to give it to the people, that's why all my writings as well as all the drawings I've commissioned to represent them are under a creative common license which gives anyone the permission to take my work, modify it, and make something new and great on it, to the condition of course that they mention that I'm the original author. I'm not really a partisan of full copyright, it's just too selfish. So fellow listeners go out and create, just don't forget to say that you got it from me.
You might have noticed that I have quite a few poems on love, and that is because I love to love, and not only in the sense to love girls, but love everything, will it be inanimate like a tree, or animals, etc… There's just too many people hating already to do the same.
Well there's a little wink to the emo group, I certainly can be emo sometimes, but I'm not constantly like that, I don't think that being sad and depressed all the time is a good way to live your life. It's way better to go out, and even if it's raining, love the rain, and just be happy to be there.
Then a bit of more obvious stuff, I'm certainly strange, but to what degree? I don't know but I certainly have been described as strange so many times that I can hardly remember them, so I would say to a considerable extent.
For me everyone is special, because everyone has something different that someone else has not, and this makes everyone worth knowing. Of course there are people which are less interesting that others, but they don't need to be put to the side just because of that.
To finish I just wanted to say that I like being special, I like being strange, and I would not see myself any other way than that.
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AyakaRoseFire Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Weird question, but what kind of poetic devices did you use?
tursiops33 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What do you mean by that? I only use my mind as a device.
AyakaRoseFire Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. I meant if you used imagery, metaphor, etc. but nevermind ^^ Awesome poem!
tursiops33 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't really know all the details. But what I do is that I usually try to make it as simple as possible so that the most people possible understand it. If you want more details check out my podcast at
DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
tursiops33 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
C'est trop d'honneur :P
akiko-sama Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
being normal means being safe in socitely but it doesn't necesarily mean that your heart and soul are safe aswell... under such presure of "pretending" to be normal, one can easily break

... yet abnormality or "being special" also has it's bad sides since you're most likely not supported by majority or let's be straight... by "normal" people so you can also suffer mentaly and break down....

which is why we have to be strong

... tho what irony... there are 6billion people in the world and each one of them has different thoughts of what normal is... so a conclusion would be that each and every human has to pretend at least a little bit all his/her life just to not end up as an outcast... only a few ones who are not afraid of being true to themselves are brave enough to come out as who they are... not wearing a mask like others do...

that's how I see it (abit more gloomy than your thoughts yes haha x'D)

I agree on the sole fact that there's already to much hate in the world
but hating is considered easier....
I think that when people want something but don't give to much effort into acomplishing something they don't say "I didn't try hard enough" or something simmilar but simply excuse it with the "I hate it" fact
that's the easy way out which is a cowardly way but sometimes just the right decission....
gah so complicated life is D8

there's a nice saying for what you said when you talked about "emo"
After the rain, the sun will always come shining even more brightly than it did before the rain came! there are ups and downs but let's face it.... if one didn't have down, the ups wouldn't be so awesome and wouldn't feel so good, it'd be boring...

"You're sooo strange D8"
one more person you can add on the "who called me strange already" list ;P

because everyone has something different that someone else has not, and this makes everyone worth knowing.
you wrote/said that so beautifully!
and I totaly agree with you!
tursiops33 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! That's what I call a comment ^^
Yeah you're right, some people just want to go around their day knowing that everything is going to be fine, and that nothing "special" or unplanned will happen.

You're also right, though it depends on the level or weirdness that you have.

Well we have to be strong anyway in life, because if you're not you don't last long.

As you say there are as much different points of views that there are people, and some just don't want to show what they are for fear of being rejected by society. Those who embrace who they are can either be very happy, be totally rejected and exiled to a mountain or somewhere, or finish in a TV show about weird people.

Indeed, hating someone is much easier than trying to understand him and change your opinion. Yeah I have a very good example, about food, if you don't want to try someone you just say you hate it, and like that you're free not to try it and expand your mind. Also over generalization is a problem, people often say, it's disgusting! Instead of I don't like it, which is more personal. Yeah if it wasn't complicated and challenging it wouldn't be life :P

Yeah you're right, downs are part of life, living only in downs is what I meant by emo people :P

Thank you for you adding "strange" to my collection :D

Indeed :D I'm glad you agree!
akiko-sama Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
and this is what I call a late reply cause of lazyness xDD

that's pretty much boring if you ask me... sure you are sure that everything will be ok... and how it'll be but that's not life :/

and the tv shows about weird people are sometimes reallllly weird xDD and there are more and more of them every day orz =__='''

tho there was a nice quote that our math's teacher had in his class but I can't remember how it went orz =__=

yup with food it's a briliant example! I do it too tho :/
tursiops33 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
hehe ^^ lol

I couldn't agree more with everything you said just now :D

Don't say you got a good quote but don't remember it, it's like saying you have an ice cream, but then you say you don't... *disappointed*

hehe ^^
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