Inspirational Poem by Teens

Accept Me For Who I Am Poem

I don't need to be a follower in order to be accepted. I am who I am.

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I can so relate to this I'm in college and this is exactly how I feel all the time so thanks for letting me know I'mnot the only one that goes through this :)

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© Angie Flores more by Angie Flores

Published: Aug 2008

Just Because

Just because I have never done drugs, doesn't mean I'm not cool.
Just because I am a virgin, doesn't make me lame.
Just because I'm not a fighter, doesn't mean I'm weak.
Just because I am not a party girl, doesn't mean I can't hang.
Just because I get good grades, doesn't mean I'm a nerd.
Just because teachers like me, doesn't mean I am teachers pet.
Just because I am not a rebel, doesn't mean I'm scared.
Just because I am quiet, doesn't mean I don't speak up for what I believe in.
Just because I have morals, doesn't make me a good two shoes.
Just because I walk away from trouble, doesn't make me a pushover.
Just because I think before I act, doesn't make me a loser.

I am who I am and this is who I shall forever be. I do not care what others think of me. Like me or not that is your choice. Accept me for who I am.

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  • by Michaela , Virginia
  • May 2013

I can so relate to this I'm in college and this is exactly how I feel all the time so thanks for letting me know I'mnot the only one that goes through this :)

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  • by Maya Griffin,GA
  • May 2012

I was picked on and called names because I wasn't bad and didn't do drugs, but all of those kids that were doing drugs and having sex at a young age don't have anything in life today. They are living on the street and struggling, but because I didn't hang with them I have money, I own my own business, and I went to college and got married. Let this be a life lesson to kids out there that are being called names because they are not doing the bad things that kids think are cool, be above the influence and live, write.

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  • by Jemima, England
  • Mar 2012

I feel so much the same. Everyone at my school hates me. I don't know why but I agree with all those things. They all apply to me. I have used this poem for a piece of homework where part was to find a poem. This is absolutely amazing and makes people like me and the writer I suppose very clear with what we are like. Absolutely amazing xx

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  • by Josh Lablanc
  • Apr 2011

Just because I'm a guy

Just because I'm a guy,
Doesn't mean I'm not sensitive,
Doesn't mean I'm strong and threatening,
Doesn't mean I'm failing all my classes,
Doesn't mean I'm always so slovenly,
Doesn't mean I can't have a broad vocabulary,
And doesn't mean I play COD all day.

Just because I'm a guy,
Doesn't mean I can't be a computer nerd,
Doesn't mean I can't be cool and a computer nerd,
Doesn't mean I can't be in a good relationship with anyone that lasts more than a month,
Doesn't mean I have to be in one,
Doesn't mean I'm not shy,
Doesn't mean I watch NFL all day,
And definitely doesn't mean I can't watch My Little Ponies : Friendship is Magic.

Just because I'm a guy,
Doesn't mean I have to be popular,
Doesn't mean I want to be popular at all,
Doesn't mean I'm friends with everyone in the school,
And doesn't mean my friends are just wannabe me's.

Just because I'm a guy,
Doesn't mean you can boss me around or base me off of stereotypes.

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  • by Victoria,Texas
  • May 2010

Love this!!! We are doing this in class and I think you are a real inspiration! Nice job!

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  • by Chelsea
  • Mar 2009

I understand exactly what this is saying I know what it is like to be told I am something just because I don't do the things they do... I get what this is exactly

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  • by Jessica
  • Nov 2008

omg.....this poem is so awesome. I think that it will and has touched so many teens even thou people think the opposite this is many of us....good going honey...keep writing

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