A Poem by Jake Staffeld

Your poison seeps through my brain
Get into the corporated culture
Fit the clique, please
We have no room for individuality

So make sure the poems rhyme
Write it to a-b-a-b-c form
Being different is now a crime
Wear the uniform, wether or not it's warm
We have no room for individuality

See the movie that's number one
Spend your money at the same place everyday
Small talk with your neighbors
Turn off the rock and listen to Top 40

Get the girl that everyone wants
Then be the average man
Not too good, nor too bad
Cause thats what it takes when 
We have no room for individuality

Go to the same classes
Learn the same things
Talk it out and the work
Learn to love being crushed
Cause happy is something
No one else seems to be

Wouldn't want to stick out
Then we might get noticed
It'd be dangerous
Thats why we say 
We have no room for individuality

© 2011 Jake Staffeld

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Ahhhh this is how my school feels. Just about every single person there acts like a robot! We have too many followers and not enough people willing to be leaders. It's kind of hard for me since I'm the odd one! With piercings and suspenders and ties and just anything out of the ordinary yet every Wednesday I get up and put on an Air Force JROTC uniform. A lot of jokes are said at my expense and it gets very annoying to be criticized for being out of the ordinary, but that's okay because I love the danger and thrill that my individuality gives me.
Great poem! Thank you for sharing with us.

Posted 11 Years Ago

2nd stanza=legendary... A-b-a-b-c truly adhered to... Brought out the central idea beautifully... Thumbs up

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I really enjoyed this piece! I think it was well-written and the point was well put out there. I am a unique individual and I embrace individuality and this poem definitely struck the reasons as to why I like to be different.

Great job!

Posted 11 Years Ago

I will always make room for individuality.......never shall I conform to the norm. I like the way you poke fun at those who do in this splendid piece.

Posted 11 Years Ago


Posted 11 Years Ago

Very good

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is actually immense.
I especially like the third stanza, but that's probably because I genuinely hate most generic chart music, and everything I love is some form of rock xD
I love the repetition of "We have no room for individuality", to me it represents the repetitiveness of the boring, bland lifestyle that the speaker of the poem is trying to enforce...
A 100/100, easily (:

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on April 5, 2011
Last Updated on April 5, 2011


Jake Staffeld
Jake Staffeld

Bend, OR

I'm in college, whoooooo. I like all kinds of rock, and songwriting. That's how I got into Poems in the first place. Some of these will actually be songs of mine I've modified. more..


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