School Poem

This poem is about how I am not what everybody thinks I should be, I'm not 'cool'. It's about how I'm just trying to be myself through school and that I do not care what other people think.

Just A Normal Girl

© Leanne Blount
I'd like to think myself as normal,
Just an ordinary girl.
But I'm not into butterflies,
I don't do ballet twirls.

I hate wearing make-up,
No eye shadow or blush.
I don't have time in a morning,
As I'm always in a rush.

I don't wear fancy underwear,
Especially not a thong.
For all the girls who do out there,
I think it's kind of wrong.

I don't spend hours on the phone,
Just simply chatting away.
I only need to take five minutes,
On my hair everyday.

My room is not spotless,
My room is not a tip.
I don't put powder on my nose,
I don't give teachers lip.

I don't go after every boy,
That I come across.
I don't think I'm better than everyone,
Don't think that I'm the boss.

I don't walk with my breasts,
Held high up in the air.
I don't try to shake my bottom,
Or twirl and flick my hair.

I just want to get through,
These taunting years of school.
I don't care what you think of me,
I don't care if I'm not 'cool'.

And I do have a good time,
A laugh with all my friends.
I balance it with learning,
This is my beginning, not my end.


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Published: Mar 2011
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  1. Brianna, NC Submitted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    haha, you just described me! It's nice to know that there are people out there that feel this way too!

  2. Damon, Brisbane, Austrlalia Submitted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

    I can't believe that you haven't any comments, because I think, that's the most admirable attitude I've heard from a school girl before. It kind of seems hard to find a girl like you at school, but I realize now, it's only because you're the girls who don't make a fool of themselves.
    Cheers mate.

  3. Mallory, Tn Submitted on Wednesday, March 07, 2012

    Finally someone who realizes that high school isn't about relationships and showing off. People just forget that they're only going to be there for a couple of years and that when they get to college their professors aren't going to care how many "friends" they had or what brand of jeans they buy. It's so nice to hear someone with some perspective. Thanks for writing this poem

  4. Frederick-Burg . VA Submitted on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

    why do girls even care about looking nice
    boys don't even notice you at all
    they don't care how you look or they never notice if u put on makeup
    don't try to make your self pretty for just a guy
    you pretty just the way you are
    no matter if your dark, light, short or tall
    only you can be you
    and you're beautiful just the way you are
    don't try to be pretty just for guys.

  5. Jewel, Winner Submitted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    When I see my cousin. I could feel the hurt all around him. When I look into his eyes I see the pain in them. When I hang out with him I feel the hate on him and the jealously. I could feel that people or some put him down everyday. I could feel that his heart is broken. I can tell that he wants to cry but doesn't want to. I want to walk a mile in his shoes. I learnt to see what he is feeling. Cousin all I am going to say is come to me for help. There is still hope for don't give up and don't listen to what they say. Just live your life and live on.

  6. Frieda, Malaysia Submitted on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    I like your poem... Even though I'm the complete opposite of you, it's great!

  7. Katie, England Submitted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

    This poems just sums me up completely! Everyone at my school judges you on how you look and doesn't care about personality. Every morning I tie my hair back and put no makeup on and like it says in the poem I don't care what people think because they don't really know me! Some of my friends are quite popular so I guess I am in with that crowd sometimes and it isn't me at all! So nice to hear about someone else who doesn't seem to care about being part of the popular group! Loved this poem :)

  8. Ashley, USA Submitted on Saturday, September 01, 2012

    Wow, this poem is off the chain! I'm like you A LOT! In some ways.. NOT so much... but for the most part yes! I wish many of the girls in my school were the same way!!!

  9. Yaminia, Virginia Submitted on Wednesday, September 05, 2012

    Omg, thank you so much for writing this, I am the same exact way as you, except without friends...

  10. Kasia, Michigan Submitted on Friday, November 30, 2012

    That was awesome! I'm not in high school yet since I'm only 12, but I think there is the same problem at my school. I think kids in my class are more focused on staying at the top of the social scale than actually doing something with their lives. I don't care about my hair, or spend an hour looking for the perfect clothes. When we have free dress, I put on jeans, a t-shirt, and a hoodie. I'm a quiet girl who tries to ignore what people think even though it is sometimes hard. I thought no one else could understand! thanks!

  11. Aliza Orchard Submitted on Thursday, January 31, 2013

    I'm also just an ordinary girl like everyone but my teachers say I write pretty nice poems about mother's love because I never got a mothers love I don't know what I'm saying just thanks to explain your inner feelings with this world

  12. Kinsvia, Somwhere Submitted on Saturday, April 06, 2013

    Haha, EXACTLY how I am. All of that idiotic "Cool" and "Popular" stuff doesn't suit me at all. AT ALL. I find it interesting and relieving that there are others out there that aren't all about the "Outside" lookers. >:) Good job!

  13. Joli, Texas Submitted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    O...M...G... I totally feel you! This poem really touched me. I'm glad I'm not the only one like this!!!!!

  14. Erika, Earth Submitted on Saturday, January 18, 2014

    Please. Can you please move here and go to my school? I wish that there were more kids like this. For me, sometimes I'll wear makeup and spend time on my hair and clothes, but only when I'm in the mood for it, which isn't very often. And I went through a stage where I was pretty superficial (when I started middle school), but I'm a lot like you right now. I hate how people think that you have to be loud and obnoxious and good at sports and blah blah blah to be worth something. I hate how people call me a nerd or a killjoy because I want them to shut up so I can focus on working. Anyways, great poem, thanks for writing it :)

  15. Grace, Red Hill Submitted on Friday, April 25, 2014

    This poem is absolutely amazing. It is just like every girl at my old school. I wish I could meet you in person! That would be awesome! You are a very inspiring person and you are going to help me a lot by getting me throughout the next 7 years of school and then uni. I am only in year 7. Wish me luck!

    P.S. thanks for the poem and confidence

  16. Jewel Dsouza Submitted on Saturday, June 14, 2014

    I have a strange feeling we would be best friends if were in the same school. It's funny how much I can relate to you and btw I love your poem.

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