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Twice in the last few days I have heard something along the lines of: "You don't know this music/band/art/book/film/song, you are so young/old" I have heard this many times in my life as I have partaken and observed but as I reintegrate into this society after a year of social seclusion I find it interesting. A sentence like this used to worry me - I worried that I would be seen as young, or old depending on what I could present. I worried that I would be seen as cool, or uncool depending on my playlists. I ended up listening to music I never really liked and learning about bands others would listen to just so I could fit into an acceptable mold. As if from one song you can tell someones level of maturity and level of artistic knowledge.
I think about something as simple as a number, our age, and how it can be used to determine which box we fit into, much like judgements made at first glance ..but the truth is, I have met 40 year old men who can't take care of themselves and 15 year old girls who take care of their parents. These judgements sometimes, are inescapable - but there is a universe, each song a star in the never ending sky. Our tastes, our perception.. our minds are as unique as snowflakes and ever-changing. Upon this recognition, I will never see people the same again and I will never judge a person for not listening to something as beautiful as Ludovico Einaudi. I just hope they do.



If there is anyone out there is this beautiful community of people that wonders at all where I went, I am taking a break from the site for a while. I am working through what I am going through, through writing without expectation from an outside source. Not that this site expects, or the world expects, but I expect. And it is difficult for me to write for myself, when I am also writing in a public space. I must separate the two.

Love to you all
Take your time, write it out and share it when you're ready -- but please do share what you're happy to share, when you feel comfortable. Or wander through and drop the occasional silly limerick, that always makes me feel much better Smile

It took me many years of maintaining a facade to accept the fact that I'm quite happy to be terminally uncool, which means I can listen to whatever the hell makes me happy. And I do enjoy a lovingly tinkled ivory Big Grin
you take whatever time you need, we'll be here when you're here. we don't care what you know, how old you are, or what side you part your hair on. for the brief period you've been here you've been a great member Smile i hope you return as quick as you see fit xx

rowens

I guess it's hard enjoying your social seclusion, Yelleryella, when you have, as you say, a deadbeat cokehead breathing down your neck.

Love makes you do stupid things. I've seen so many just accept that stupid is the easiest thing to be, and do everything they can to become more stupid.

People will get you. People always get to you.
(02-11-2013, 11:09 PM)rowens Wrote: [ -> ]I guess it's hard enjoying your social seclusion, Yelleryella, when you have, as you say, a deadbeat cokehead breathing down your neck.

Love makes you do stupid things. I've seen so many just accept that stupid is the easiest thing to be, and do everything they can to become more stupid.

People will get you. People always get to you.

social seclusion does not mean I was living in a cave -
there is always more to the story, Rowens.

not sure exactly what you are trying to say here
(02-23-2013, 09:28 AM)Yelleryella123 Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-11-2013, 11:09 PM)rowens Wrote: [ -> ]I guess it's hard enjoying your social seclusion, Yelleryella, when you have, as you say, a deadbeat cokehead breathing down your neck.

Love makes you do stupid things. I've seen so many just accept that stupid is the easiest thing to be, and do everything they can to become more stupid.

People will get you. People always get to you.
social seclusion does not mean I was living in a cave -
there is always more to the story, Rowens.

not sure exactly what you are trying to say here
Good to see you around. I hope you're well.

rowens

I mean to say that many people are stupid. And even if you're not stupid yourself, you can still fall in love with someone that turns out to be stupid, or behaves stupidly. And then your love for them will drag you down stupid paths.

At least that's what I'm saying now. Before, I was just making a comment about people in general. Except for the part where I was referring to people I've known that live with people that take their money and lie and betray them over and over all the while managing to convince them that they were born to be together.