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Author Name: Freebjb 13 Comments
Date Added: March 16, 2003 23:03:12 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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*Do You Want to be Popular?*
It's not my fault that you like me,

I really wish that you wouldn't...

Because if I don't like me,

I think the rest of the world shouldn't.

Everyone wants to be popular,

But most don't know what it means.

They don't understand all the work

That goes on behind scenes.

'Cause I know when I go out,

Every eye is on me.

So I have to be constantly concious

Of what they might see.

Because when everyone loves you...

They still want you to fail.

Always on top of my game...

Lest someone else would prevail.

Always knowing people listen

That I'm not speaking to;

Looking for weakness

And holes to sneak through.

It's natural for you to want

Your 15 minutes of fame,

But know once you have it

The rest is a game.

It's all about image--

Keeping face, looking good--

But it's hard to live life

Completely misunderstood.

When everyone knows you

And no one knows who you are,

The things you must go through

To be viewed as a star...

And now that I'm here,

I don't like a single cool kid...

I wish I was ugly,

So I'd think that I did.

Or back to being a skater

With dreams and ambitions...

Walking through life

On one of my missions,

Because popular kid

Means nothing in life,

Except your first 22 years

With extra stresses and strife.

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Comment By: FreeDKO on September 8, 2012 12:38:01 PM Report
This is still one of my favorites.
Comment By: FreeMISS_VEE on March 29, 2007 06:10:19 PM Report
Well ya no i was cooler than cool...

coz i was VEE!!! lol

In school i was infamous (not that i'm proud of the fact or anything lol) but i'm glad i wasn't famous for my image.


I got pregnant, skipped school sang in choirs and played 4 instruments so yeah that fits together......haha! so i was uncool which is cooler than cool lol.


great write hun


lv VEE x

Comment By: FreeChuck on March 10, 2007 09:50:44 PM Report

I was always too cool to be popular...well at least that's what I always told myself.... This was a good write.  I could feel where you were coming from and glad not to be any part of it.  Nice work on this one.

Comment By: FreeSherene on August 31, 2005 04:48:22 PM Report
All Popularity Does Is Cause Problems. This Poem Proves It The Best.
Congratulations On Your Award, Well Earned and Well Deserved!

Comment By: FreeMeghan on February 23, 2005 08:49:38 AM Report
I never wanted to be one of the popular people in my highschool. Grant it you know I wish I could be viewed as you know someone pretty...but not really wanting to be one of the popular people because they all talked trash on each other. I had a big enough group to hang out with and I knew who I could trust and who I couldn't. But this is a wonderful write. My favorite part is "It's all about image--
Keeping face, looking good--" Keep them coming. :)
Comment By: FreePeter Bibelhausen on February 20, 2005 01:05:09 PM Report
Comment By: FreePeter Bibelhausen on February 20, 2005 01:04:25 PM Report

Comment By: FreeGothic Angel on May 18, 2004 01:39:43 PM Report
great poem, you deserved the award!!
lisa marie
Comment By: FreeJake R. Parsons on July 12, 2003 05:24:49 AM Report
Perfect wording, wonderful perspective, and an over all ace in the hole. At 24 myself I must say I can relate well to that. Congrats on the well-deserved "feature" :) Keep it up!!!
Comment By: FreeTosha on July 10, 2003 04:48:15 PM Report
I always wanted to be popular i wanted to be seen as a beauty queen! i will admit and this passed year i got everything i wanted but its never enough and sometimes i could do without all the stress at worrying what im gonna look like tomorrow!
Great write and keep it comin!
Comment By: FreeBeautiful Hatred on July 7, 2003 08:13:51 PM Report
wow... i know what you mean, im still in highschool, and its tough. everyones fighting for popularity and they will stop at nothing to be "cool"
Comment By: FreeJeff on July 7, 2003 02:56:51 PM Report
Great poem, congradulations on the award.
Comment By: FreeVictoria on June 4, 2003 03:58:05 PM Report
I know exactly what you mean. It made highschool so hard. Everyone wants to be popular, but once you have it, you don't want it. But it goes with the saying "you always want what you don't have". Right. But once you grow up, you realize, popularity means jack. Great write.


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