because we are different

pooh-poohed
for not being thick skinned
for not being tough enough
to be the last man standing

chastised
for being different
for wanting to stay different
to the extent of being weird

turning inward,
reaching deep
into the power source
a voice, not so tiny
at the top of lungs, screaming
now
now is the time
to break away

~~~

For #OctPoWriMo Day 10, ‘power and control’.

© annie scribes 2017
all rights reserved

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4 thoughts on “because we are different”

  1. Nice poem. I especially like the ending.
    I, personally, would change “pooh-poohed” as it doesn’t sound as strong as “rejected, shunned, ignored, belittled, discounted, or another synonym.

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  2. I love the line “reaching deep into the power source, a voice…” It shows power within and says that voice inside us can help us find the way. So true. We just have to listen. Lovely. Thank you. xoA

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