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The first joke is when they tell you to be strong for everybody else after your father leaves for the fourth time.

The next joke is when they tell you to stop being sensitive when the children at school choose to hurt you for being differentstrangeodd.

The wrong joke is when they tell you to be quiet after the beating your mother has given you has bloodied your face and you can't see through swelled shut eyes.

The funny joke is when they tell you to shut up when you stand up against the man with lifeless eyes who tried to make you as lifeless as himself.

The unaware joke is when they tell you that you should have defended yourself when three men come at you in a dark alley.

The painful joke is when they tell you you should be grateful that the man who raped you didn't kill you as well.

The angry joke is when they tell you that you are wrong for existing because being gaybilesbiantransexual is a sin.

The ignorant joke is when they tell you to be less provocative with your man when he punches you in the face.

The medical joke is when they tell you that you're deliberately killing your children when you are trying over and over again for a child and losing them.

The anti joke is when they tell you that you don't have the right to be sad because you don't have a mental illness, just trauma.

The embarrassing joke is when they tell you you that you're not strong enough to handle it when you speak out about the damage of emotional abuse.

The broken joke is when they tell you you're damaged and no one will want you because you have been used and thrown away.

The worst joke is that they tell you that you were born a woman in a world where men rule.

Yes. The jokes are funny. They are so good they're bloody jewels.

Can you hear them laughing? They think their words ring true.

Because at the end of the day, to them, the funniest joke of them all is you.
Ranty rant rant. We all have good days and bad days. Today is one of my bad days. :(

Sorry in advance for the angry ranty poem guys. :( People in real life have really pissed me off with their judgmental attitude and it all comes screaming back.

EDIT: Title changed on a friend's recommendation. She said it would add more to the poem's ideology and sticks more to the subject matter, and I agree with that.



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Captive-Hearts Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Your writing is always so captivating. I think I can feel a little of your pain right through your words. Thank you for making words that are so human.
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Kailani-e Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
My mom always told me, if you are not provoked by them, then the joke is on the them. ^_^

Your rants are always so beautiful, you could pour them into a cup and flowers would bloom in them.
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Rojozorra Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:smooch: :hug:
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Crystal-Magic13 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

:huggle:

I'm not laughing.

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Donald4u Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
This is solo goddamn raw...!!
I loved every word of this joke !!

Who are u untamed ???
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PatternVSUser Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What I see here is how people are so obsessed with humor, laughing about everything, letting things slide because "it's all in humor" that they don't notice it trivializes serious subjects. Black humor is well and good, but throwing the word 'rape' around is disgusting - and if you're it "only for the laughs", it's even more disgusting.

"The next joke is when they tell you to stop being sensitive when the children at school choose to hurt you for being differentstrangeodd.
The sadder joke is that when you defend yourself, they will come looking for you and ask you why you acted in violence and thus made them angrier.
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izzy3301 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I love this so much. Thank you for writing :)
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FirePrincess97 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This made me want to cry >.<
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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FirePrincess97 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Squish 
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Sparia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
mhm...
agree to every "Joke" that was listed...perpahs can add a few too. 
but yes, the world around us is that...twisted and hypocrite. thanks for going on a rant!
many warm hugs to you dear

ps:
just a tiny typo that might have slipped your gaze on sentence 11..."you" is repeated. 


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brynrosedalrymple Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
I do believe that it was on purpose, just imagine the word 'that' between them.
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brynrosedalrymple Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
darn, I was looking at the wrong line, sorry. Disregard previous comment.

This poem was beautiful, and very true. The 'jokes' surrounding us, leaving the ones we classify as 'bullies' laughing. No one seems to care, or want to anymore. More and more people are bullied, abused, and hurt, but what do we do? We stand around and watch, laugh even, at the trauma others face. I have seen those kids who are mean and hypocritical to others. People who are just trying to live their lives, without having to face someone laughing at their every folly, every mistake. People who are kind, gentle, intelligent, or are having a rough patch in their life are badgered by those who feel superiority from demoting others. Some people do not understand the plights of others, and do not try to. Those people are the real 'jokes' in this world. The ones who are mean to the core, who feel that it is their right to beat you down and crush your feelings. They do not need to hurt others, but they do, and they feel a power over you that is not there. It never was there, and it never will be unless you create it. Do not let the bullies win, do not give your tormentor power over you that is not theirs to have. They can and will harm you, physically, emotionally, but that wont stop you, because you have the power of your mind. You control your thoughts, and what you make out of what others say. You are you, no one else can change that. Truthfully, you are the superior one, an individual with the power to stand up to your oppressors, who has their own mind, own thoughts, own emotions. You are not one of the crowd, you are special, and you were not, nor will you ever be a 'joke'. 
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Sparia Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
its alright. happens. thanks. 

great comment btw...:)
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confidenceAlive Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The actual funny "joke" is when you say "sorry in advance" in the description section at the end... C:

But all humor aside....oh wait?

Okay okay seriously now.

Maybe it's just an angry rant poem but it's also thought-provoking, and as always, it's real. My problem with poetry, is that poetry should move you, but I've read so much poetry that just seems so flat and boring, it's like some people just want to mass-produce it and you just can't. Poetry should speak from the overflow of your heart, and this does. It's not always going to be pretty, sometimes it's going to be angry. I've written some very angry pieces in my day. And sometimes you just have to write something one day so you can burn it the next and lay it to rest (the ending of much of my poetry). And now I'm ranting about poetry... C:
While it doesn't really do me a whole lot of service to have read this, I enjoyed it. You touched on some very sensitive, painful subjects and I just want to say, it's okay..you are okay--and so much more. And because you have a good, healthy outlet like poetry, you're going to continue to be C: :hug:
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mintybreeze Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
We all have our bad days but, reading this made me feel a bit better:)
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AerialGeoDuck75 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist

A poem which many people in different situations can relate to, one that can remind a person that they're not alone. Saying that I know how you feel 100% and understand what you're going through would just be another joke to add to the poem, because the chances of someone having gone through the same life experiences as you are unthinkable.

 

But know that there are people who can and already have supported you whenever they can, and that they will continue to do so.

 

And what's wrong with becoming too emotional, or feeling too much when writing these? The feeling can be used to motivate yourself further and persevere as each line fortifies your writing skills, allowing you to improve and progress further, while at the same time releasing you of the stress of wanting to let your heart out to others who will listen, for you know that we will read and listen.

 

All in all, well done, and keep going!

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undauntedifly Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Writer
:hug: I won't say I understand everything you are going through (because that would be another "joke," one that we, the collective "we," often say to make others feel better, when it never really works), but if you ever feel like ranting, pm me and I'm willing to listen/read.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, my dearest dearest lady. You are much too kind to me. :hug:
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undauntedifly Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Writer
One can never be to kind, that's what my mother says. :hug:
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You always know how to cheer me up. :hug:
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Blissful-Day-Dreamer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Writer
The best joke is when people think you can't be strong and Feel.

Humanity is stupid...
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
True. Sometimes I wish we could all just put ourselves in the other person's shoes rather than just sit there and judge. :(

Thank you for your comment. :hug:
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CivilWidow19 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Some of the best art comes from strong emotion.  It sucks that you had to be the one to go through the experiences that have elicited such strong emotions, but in reading your comments, I believe that you are helping more people than you realize...complete strangers who may have a moment of peace because they know they are not alone in their feelings.  In turn, I hope your writing is cathartic for you so that you may gain a moment of peace as well.   Ohm... Ohm... 
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I sometimes feel too much when I write and it really worries me. Because I feel like I cannot disassociate from my pieces and I am far too emotionally attached. 

Thank you so much, my dearest, for your comment. :hug:
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otakus-are-awesome Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Artist
It's true...Truths about Life...
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: Thank you so much. :)
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013   Writer

Every lead-in to various types of "jokes" is a good one.

Each captures the reader to complete the idea.

And most readers will identify with at least one "joke." I know I did. :+fav:

PS. My daughter calls "rants" a different name. She's "venting" when she lets go on all that troubles her. Venting is good.

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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love love love your comment. :heart: Thank you for taking the time to read this and faving it. It means a lot to me.

Your daughter sounds like a wise young woman. That made me feel a lot better about this.
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013   Writer

:blushes: I'm glad you love that comment, and pleased you like what my daughter calls it.

 

And...:iconyourewelcomesignplz:

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KatzeFisch Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this really gets to me... i love this so much <3 I'm sure you've already had a ton of comments similar to this one, but this really gets to me. not all of it, but several parts of it. im someone who kinda gets lost in my own little world sometimes, i like to be myself but i dont like to be noticed, and that can be quite contradicting. My mother and father for a long time were terrible, telling me everyday how mental i was and how no one wanted me around. one day my mom gave me a black eye, and i had school. i went in, and had many questions, but i recited what my mother told me to say, i laughed it off and made fun of my self for being such a cluts because thats what would make everyone believe me, and they laughed with me... It made me sick... (sorry for that ramble...) I don't know what you've been through, but i things get better. it sounds cheesy, but it will. the bad things make you truly appreciate the good, it makes what to most people are common everyday details, seem shocking and beautiful. take the time to really stand back and think about the little things.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, my dearest. Each of my comments means the world to me. And you sharing your story is both very kind and very brave. Thank you! :hug:
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nonamebear Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Writer
god fucking dammit why do these things always speak to me
i've never even gone through most of the stuff it's just
i fucking know what it is like to be told most of this shit
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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Bluejay607 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So true in many ways.... I think the title fits this perfectly btw this has so much strong emotion it's pretty amazing how you wrote this it's all a "joke" no matter happens in life there's gonna be someone who does at least one of those things I agree with this completely I remember my mom telling me to get over my problems because she'd rant about how her life was so much worst than mine by 100% the thing is they don't get it were not them why should someone else be above you just because their life was worst than yours? They say get over it thats there's people much worst than you and their living it's all bull shit... It's like telling a suicidal person to get over their problems that their is nothing compared to theirs as if thats gonna snap them back into reality

Btw I agree with the comment bellow when people rant in poems it adds that feeling of extra emotion like on this topic I'm sure everyone's seen this happen so they can find it easier to connect to because their on the same page as the writer and don't be sorry for ranting there's nothing wrong with venting your emotions in poems like this  
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so very much, my darling. This comment means so much to me. :hug:
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Bluejay607 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome :hug: Thank you for replying
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LordOfTheRingsFan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

People will always tell you you don't have the right to be sad... even when you have a mental illness like me...

 

There will always be someone out there with a more tragic past even when yours and when mine are horrible. And until you have the saddest story, no one feels sympathy. They tell you you should be lucky your experiences weren't worse. They tell you you need to get over it because it's not as bad as ______ or as bad as _______ but that's bullshit and I hate it. I'm sorry you have to deal with those people too. Don't listen. You have the right to be sad just like anybody else.

 

Rant in your poetry more often. I like it.

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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, I felt so bad for ranting so much looking at it now. And then I read your comment and felt better. :)
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LordOfTheRingsFan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Anytime. :) I meant it. Some of the best poetry comes from such outpourings of emotion as this.
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Achille1996 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
This made me feel better, even though it's angry. I particularly like the first and last line. Good job!
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: Thank you! :)
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fireDragon121 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Artist
the funny thing is, im not laughing. im srry u had a bad day, and hope you have happy ones in the future!!!!
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for your kind wishes! :)
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itshappybunny1234 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
[Well, those jokes aren't funny at all.  Seriously, some people have no sympathy or understanding for those who really are suffering. :no:  You did a wonderful job, here.]
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, my dear. :heart:
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itshappybunny1234 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
[You're very welcome.]
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Kiwifyed Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant as always, it's so cool that you can turn your emotions into works of art :) Feel better soon :hug: 
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, my dear. ::hug
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