What It’s Like to Be Different

I’m not the same as them.

I follow the beat of a different drum.

I’m strange. Odd. Peculiar. Mysterious.

 

It’s a good thing.

 

“You’re unique.”

“You’re quirky.”

“You’re a character.”

I make life my own.

 

It’s not a good thing.

 

“Why can’t you just act normal?”

“What’s wrong with you?”

“Will you ever change?”

I don’t harmonize with their chorus.

 

I’ve been labeled

An “enigma”

A “wild card.”

I’ve been individuated with

“Asterisks”

“Red flags.”

 

I’ve been called:

“Interesting”

In a good way.

“Special”

In a good way.

“Different”

In a good way.

 

Different has a wide range of personalities.

Different is terrible.

Different is inexplicable.

Different is hilarious.

Different is wonderful.

 

But the thing to keep in mind is this:

Different is different.

 

And that’s the only thing you’re certain of getting

When you deal with me.

 

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One comment on “What It’s Like to Be Different

  1. Sadah says:

    This is nice.

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