Labels

Labels

A Poem by penguin
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i don't know what this is... please enjoy

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Dear label,

Look.
I despise you.
Hate you.
Loathe you.
Any other synonyms that mean the same thing
You're like a farmer who places tags on cows
Like a therapist pinning mental disorders onto people as a prize
I hate you so much that I can't even come up with another analogy
To describe how much I hate you
There's a lot of labels you've cursed me with
Nerd, gay, retarded, s**t, loser, must I continue?
Do you honestly think that simply creating more labels helps anything?

But here's the thing.
You've placed everyone into different categories
From the second you met them,
Until now,
They have been in the same place
They must abide by those rules or they aren't socially acceptable
I got placed in the "other" section
I'm not saying that I don't love them
I do
But why am I forced to have a label anyways?

Why can't we just all be people? 
Isn't that what we actually are?
Is the a table in the cafeteria for that?



© 2018 penguin



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why people want to label each other I just can't understand.
This is really good.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Labels are a problem whether you are young or old. They hurt and go deep into the psyche. Your frustration is justified.

Posted 3 Months Ago


This is amazing, I am in love with this!

Posted 4 Months Ago


penguin

4 Months Ago

thank you so much!
i hate labels as well...we are all people who matter in our own way---and those who label---need the biggest one of all...Judgmental...

i really like the therapist line.

Posted 4 Months Ago


honesty in this write, and that is good. so I can say I like this.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Honest, wise and powerful poetry.
"When are you going to realize that we're all people?
Is there a table in the cafeteria for that?"
I liked the complete poem and the above lines were my favorite. I agree. We don't need labels. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago



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Added on May 11, 2017
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