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The Misunderstood (A Poem)


The Misunderstood

What applies to most
Doesn't always apply to me
I'm not like everyone else
I'm simply just me

I don't meet the social norm
I don't do what others do
I march to the beat of my own drum
And, probably always will

I don't really belong
I don't really fit in
I've always kept to myself
I've always been the shy/quiet kid

People don't really get it
They usually think I'm mean
Or, they think I'm stuck up
Neither, is an accurate depiction of me

I'm use to peoples assumptions
Because, I'm different from them
People often rush to judgement
When they don't understand

I spend a lot of time with my guard up
I'm always ready to defend
It's hard constantly explaining myself
I wish people would take me as I am

I know I have dragons to slay
I know what I have to do
It's hard to believe in yourself
When others underestimate you

The world has expectations for us
Of who they think we should be
I've never fit that mold
I do things my own way

Life isn't the same for everyone
I know that's true for me
Just because it's not
Doesn't mean I don't try everyday

I don't go with the world's time table
Of what they have set in place
There's things I should have accomplished by now
I've always went at a slower pace

I'm not perfect person
I'll never claim to be
I just want to be a better version of myself
I just want to chase my dreams

No matter how people doubt me
Or, what they choose to believe
I'll always be my original self
I'll always be weird me

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