If You Don't Blend In

If You Don't Blend In

A Poem by Tiffany Kelley

I wrote this when I was sixteen and facing the troublesome issues of high school.

if i cut my hair too short,
if i leave it too long

if my voice is too high pitched, 
or if i sing in choir all wrong.

if my clothes are too tight, 
if my belly reaches more than 115.

if i'm a push over and i'm way too nice,
or if i'm a bully or way too mean.

if i'm not the coaches secret girlfriend,
or the best trumpet player

if i'm not the fastest runner,
or i'm not the best dancer, or i can't even bend.

if i don't have a fancy phone,
and if i can't calculate calculus

if i can't wear my finger-nails black 
or if i can't make the quarterback moan.

if i'm not any of these things, or never been.
if i'm not one, or all, then where do i fit in?

© 2012 Tiffany Kelley

Author's Note

Tiffany Kelley
ignore grammar problems

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Auuuggh!! : ) You fit HERE. This is where I get to read someone who moves me, accidentally, for I am just another "poet" on here. What a very interesting line, and seemingly cliche' to point it out almost unfairly for being in such a public piece, but that last line you wrote could be easily applied to any poem we ALL write...... meaning that to notice and understand the very reason we write, could be what YOU wrote in that last line. Do you understand this? I love your poems, and I don't know how to comment without telling you off the top of my head. It's great. Beautiful Tiffany. xoxo -Mark

Posted 8 Years Ago

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a very smart write.

I just loved this. It describes just how impossible high school is and the many things that goes through our heads when trying to fit in.

Very well done.

Posted 8 Years Ago

i like how you present both scenarios where society will still never accept you what ever you do and still strives for you to be perfect in order to be accepted. i like how you also just fixate on the little things like the length of your hair or not having a fancy phone because not many people realize that's how bad it has become over time.

very well written! i look forward to seeing more =)


Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on November 15, 2012
Last Updated on November 24, 2012
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