View Full Version : Conformity

February 19th, 2015, 06:44 PM
Does anyone resent the scorn in peoples eyes when you do something that isn't quite the same as everyone else? Just the little things, eating with your ''wrong'' hand, talking with the ''wrong'' people and writing about the ''wrong'' things? It really gets to me when even my friends will pick at things for doing things that are natural to me, such as drawing Math in the air in front of me or moving my lips when i'm thinking. Does anyone else feel this way?

People walking, step by lockstep.
Hair slicked back, suit and tie, check.
They’re Conforming to what is the perceived norm,
With They’re Individuality snuffed out, They’re the perfect form.

And With Monotone voice, shadeless colour,
Shapes and shadows flow into each other,
We Fade into the background, No I and No Me,
Eventually the background is all we will see.

What’s wrong with the beauty? The spark in your eyes?
The fire in the heart, that Soul underlies?
What makes You You is what they don’t see,
They do not want any waves in Their perfect Sea.

So you keep your head down, but keep your heart soaring,
Dance your own tune around Their conforming.
You can be a splash on the canvas while They’re a point on a chart
Just never forget what makes you who you are.

February 21st, 2015, 05:11 PM
I am sure they do. But try and ignore it and just be yourself and people should accept you as you are. You could maybe explain it to them.

February 21st, 2015, 05:17 PM
my friends are always having a go at me because I can't pronounce remember- I say renenber I can't help it and they know what I mean but I have to say it "properly" and I eat with the "wrong" hands I get what your saying, ignore people who don't except you for who you are :p

February 21st, 2015, 05:17 PM
This is a really good poem, thanks for sharing :)

February 21st, 2015, 08:05 PM
I feel that way all the time. Even though a lot of us do, we shouldn't live our lives pleasing and doing what others want and expect. This is a really nice poem~~~