unrelatable



if the world goes one way, i will go the other. 

i will be the nail that sticks up while the others are pounded down, 

the lighthouse as the angry waves crash against it. 

i will swim against the current, 

i will rail against the ebb and flow, 
i will riot, 
i will scream. 

i will do nothing like the rest.
i relate to no one. i am unrelatable.

i lie awake writhing in this world,
i am lonely in this foreign land,
who are these faces, these voices, 
what is this degradation we call normal?

all this darkness,
darkness,
darkness
disguising itself as light.

if this is normal, you can have it
i'd rather be a freak.

i'd rather be the one to stand,
and call the darkness out,
call it out for what it is.

i am nothing like the rest. 
i will climb the highest mountain, and swim the vastest sea
to do everything they won't do.
and i will be the martyr before i do
one single thing
they do. 

bricks,
bricks
another brick in the wall.

told told
what to think

told told
what to feel

told told
who they are

i will not be
told told

i am the wreaking ball smashing through.
i am the wreaking ball who refuses to be a brick

i will burn the white flag 
before i will ever raise it

because the day i give in is the day i shall sink
but i cannot sink

for i am the ocean; raging, raging:

"wake up, wake up..."





8 comments:

  1. "I will burn the white flag before I ever raise it." OH BOY. I AM READY TO GO FIGHT IN A REVOLUTION, THOUGH I SUPPOSE THAT EVERY DAY OF MY CHRISTIAN LIFE IS A REVOLUTION.

    LOVELY POST. I'M REALLY INSPIRED NOW.

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  2. “i will not be
    told told”
    Thank you. Thank you for posting this.

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  3. I'd rather be a freak too!! This post is very inspiring. I loved this point of view!!

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  4. oh man I love this.

    it's so inspiring. thank you, Kate.

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  5. "if this is normal, you can have it
    i'd rather be a freak."
    WOW. That line. This poem. Good job <3

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  6. Wow. This is incrediblely inspiring.

    Thanks so much for writing this. <3

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  7. This is a legit song LOVED THIS THANK YOU

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