Note: This is a poem I wrote a couple months ago as part of my English oral speech. I got an A! :) The speech was about stereotyping and this poem highlights how everyone on my school is basically the same...


Looking around at familiar faces

And similar attitudes

And similar clothes

And similar hairstyles

They look just like clones

When did this happen?

Everyone's the same

I'm not gonna play along

I won't play the Same Game

But they're looking at me

As if I'm some kind of freak

I know what they're thinking

It's obvious what they're thinking

They're thinking:

"Aint she a bit unusual"?

So I don't listen to Hip Hop

I'm more into Rock

So my hair isn't slicked back

I'm not gonna do that

So I'm not "live" or "on dis"

I'll just give it a miss

So you think I'm unusual

Well that's you

It's Simon Says gone wrong

They're playing it non-stop

I thought we left that game in primary?

Don't be afraid to speak out

Jump up

Be loud

It's all a part of being you

A simple individual

But it's too late for that

You're a goner

But they're looking at me

As if I'm some kind of freak

I know what they're thinking

It's obvious what they're thinking

They're thinking:

"Aint she a bit unusual"?

So I don't listen to Hip Hop

I'm more into Rock

So my hair isn't slicked back

I'm not gonna do that

So I'm not "live" or "on dis"

I'll kust give it a miss

So you think I'm unusual

Well that's you