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She speaks to me fondly
of passions and talents,
of guitars and stars,
with such breathless intensity
then stops short and
for speaking at all.

All because somewhere in her life,
someone she loved broke her heart
by ignoring
her beautiful words
and telling her to
shut up,
keep it down,
nobody cares.

People aren’t born sad.
We make them that way.
You are all so beautiful and so gifted and so talented. Please don't listen to the world when they deride you and let you down. I pray that you all speak your minds and are welcomed and loved for it by someone you hold dear. :heart:
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elleirda Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Many who are not so vocal about how they feel, who's scared of bothering anyone else can relate to this. (Hint: Me!) Beautiful. :)
Veronicapple Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
True. Sums up a lot in a little bit. Thumbs up
arguskos Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Writer
We do, at that. Thank you for this. Hits home harder than I'd like it to.
PixelChic978 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist
this is so true about me. no one wanted to hear what i said, so there was a long time when i was really shy and didn't ever want to talk for fear of them ignoring me again. even today i still talk really fast so people don't think i'm wasting their time with "jibber jabber" and i can just get the conversation over with before they can interrupt or ignore me. kudos. never let yourself be silenced, don't stop writing and thank you! :]
SummerDreams89 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
So beautiful words, this really captured by attention especially the last two is indeed so true!:heart:
Quest-for-Distress Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
everybody has something of this inside. and you got it very well.
TrielleAmnessis Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Made me cry. T^T
But it's really beautiful.
Mach613 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student Filmographer
This girl is me on so many levels
AdrianMinotaur Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful, and inspiring. Hard sometimes, OK a lot of the time, but do able with love and compassion for yourself. Thank you for the lovely poem! :)
NianLauri Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
This is a presentation of something simple yet so powerful. We live on this word. But not just us. Alongside there are more people that you could ever wish to know. 
Why should we make this word a darker place than it already is? Share, love and be free. Do something good. 
Our actions are just a drop of water in a sea. Even if it is so little, for the person that will taste from the place you put that small yet important drop of sweet water is enough to make a difference. And if we should all just try and help around one another in place of leaving nothing but darkness... I believe that from salty sea we can make a river of sweet water.  Step by step. Drop by Drop. A little by little the world can change. We can change. But we need to believe that we can, or we are lost.
SixstringMatt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
As I read this I think of my own fears, and memories of things that have happened in my life. Of times when my parents have called me a disappointment to them, and other painful things I've heard and felt. And sometimes I feel like I forget who I am, because of so many people around me reminding me of everything I'm not. Or even around what I might not be, while wishing I was / could be. And then I have to remember how tragic and wrong it is to lose all sense of my own identity by having built a sense of self around that fear. Especially now having found the woman I'm going to marry, and having her as a daily reminder of who I am. And that being that one great partner, to her, is what really matters.

Thank you so much for writing this :caring: I needed it! :hug:
Dannny-Deviant Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anxiety happens that way. A lot of people who grow up into anxious adults were told to shut up by their parents and their teachers all the time and become over cautious. That's why you hear parents saying "We couldnt get him to shut up as a child" and you're like who... him? He's the most quiet person ever. That's also why alot of those people are very talkative once they become comfortable.

sorry for the longish comment
kittyluvcupcake Featured By Owner Edited Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I sang this to my friend he said it was like me
helenadoodle Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
so good :*
mato1066 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
It such a powerful... absolutely amazing!
That1PersonYouForgot Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This brought a tear to my eye... :hug: It's beautiful.
Fell4 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Thank you! Huggle! 
I don't get so much shut up as that glazed look people give when they don't care what you are talking about, but the feeling and reaction is the same. 
Mezzoak1876 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist
I get both, and I love learning, but then there are the people. I am the only person without a friend in the entire school.
UniqueOpal Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
The last lines really caught my attention, well done, this is a wonderful piece!
NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It is quite a sweet and soft spoken work from you :) long time no see! Sweet in its meaning and execution - it does hold quite the truth.
Gogo-Ipi Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So, so true :-(
theevilblackrose Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have drawn a little something, based on what you've written. Would you mind if I share the link to your work with the art?
Exraun3 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Interface Designer
This is true, sadly.
joysoy56 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
This is true for so many
Lady-Yume Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014   Writer
Oh wow... that truly hit me home; beautifully captured emotions :heart:
Sparia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
really really love this! well done!
mintybreeze Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's sad, because that's completely true. We come into full bursting, full of hope , of youth and joy.

How long we can stay that way is another matter altogether...
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
We sure do!
Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Gahhh so beautiful! And the last stanza really brings the piece to the proper close!
AthenaLovesHippies Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Beautifully written!!!
hammer777 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
"No, Stephen, I don't want to hear another word out of you!"
"No buts!"

And that, kids, is how I gave up on my dream of becoming a Pikachu when I grew up.
mintybreeze Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh you poor thing. 

I hope someone catches you with a pokeball soon...
hammer777 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
You're right...I CAN be a Pikachu! I don't care what anyone thinks!
haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"People aren't born sad.
We make them that way."

AnanasCereal Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can relate to this.. Beautiful, sad, but true. Great work!
Hekabe Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Only reading this hurts so much because sadly it's so common...
Moe-sora Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
True words .
EvenWhisper Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconeve-whisper: I love you!!!!
it's gonna be okay.
Eve-Whisper Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EvenWhisper Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry love, I won't do it again okay?
Eve-Whisper Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
......Okay...I apologize for somewhat over reacting.....
EvenWhisper Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's okay :meow:
Eve-Whisper Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
......I'm purple!!
EvenWhisper Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe Okay. Then I'm pink :meow:
Arachnoid Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this. <3 
DasAion Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's really sad...
tardin13 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Thank you.
ZidayaZenovka Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your poem rocks, and speaks the truth,
society teaches us from time of youth
that we're worthless unless we conform.
It's unacceptable to go outside the 'norm'.
What folks should remember as they get older
true beauty's NOT in the eye of the beholder. 
True beauty exists within your heart, 
it's why refusing normality is the best art.
Don't let em' dull your inner light,
for you're all bright stars in pitch black night. 
mintybreeze Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
We have another poet right here!
Shadowkat678 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that feeling all too well...most people just find my ever flowing ideas and talking annoying. And they don't hesitate to let me know it, even if it's not said out loud. The looks are enough.
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