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The teacher stands
before the class,
a ruler in one hand.
She taps the board
and pulls out a marker,
writing in black ink
one word.
"NORMAL"

"Please,
define normal for me."

Not a sound.
Not a peep.
All the students do is stare,
glassy eyed and hardly there.

Once again she taps the board.
"Wake up,
everyone!
Class is still in session."

Students yawn,
blink their eyes.
They look again at the board.

She writes her question down.

"Please define 'normal' for me."

No one dares to raise a hand,
but at least they are awake.

The timid girl, who sits in the back,
her hair dyed brightly purple and green,
barely dares to raise a hand.
"Ma'am, do you mean,
like,
from the dictionary?"

The teachers smiles,
looks at the class.
"No, I don't,
I'm afraid.
I mean to ask,
what does normal
mean,
in terms of people's tastes.
What is a normal person,
anyway?"

It's plain to see,
in the faces of the "popular"
what they'd like to say.
But no one wants to offend
this amazing teacher,
or make her think they deserve a nasty grade.

"I don't think..."
begins the smart boy,
who most people hate,
the one that sits in seat number eight,
right in the front.
"I really don't think
there is such a thing.
There's no such thing
as a normal person."

The teacher grins,
her eyes wide and bright.
"Correct."

She erases everything on the board,
and then she writes,
"The definition of
NORMAL
does not exist.
"
Based half on English class and half on lit.

Also, the teacher is sort of one of my OCs, Ame, when she gets a little older, after college and everything.
I wanted to say miss instead of ma'am, but she'd be married.

*EDIT*
Oh, and I just have to say about Ame... She was one of the weird ones. She was "emo" but not really. And she had no friends at the beginning of the book...

But, anyway. The boy she had worshiped since 5th grade becomes her bf.
And in the first chapter his original girlfriend slaps Ame.

And, oh my gods, that makes it sound like a high school romance book!!!!!
:puke:

It's not.
Read THIS --> [link]
It's about another of the characters. My fav. :heart:

*EDIT2*
50 favs?!
HOLY HELL! (And why do I always say that? Hell isn't holy. Far from it.)
Anyway- HOLY HELL!!! 60 FAVS!!!!
:faint:

Also, since I'm graduating from my school this year I need to give a speech, so I'm fairly positive this will be the main chunk of my speech.
Well, the teachers read our speech drafts today and I am apparently NOT doing this.
Instead I'll be doing the speech about my writing and how it's been me since around 3rd grade.
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AspiredWriter Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
interesting. i have to disagree but nice idea.
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you.
And of course--I would never expect everyone to agree with me
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AspiredWriter Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
that's good 'cause it would have been foolish to assume we all think alike :lol:
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student Writer
Yeah, really.
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Ismeme Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
This a wonderful poem. I like the story and the beat is great. Nice job.
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CAT-Keats Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Artist
This is great! :)
Lol in the middle somewhere a wors rhymed with another and I went back to the start to figure out if I'd missed any rhymes. :D
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pizzadone Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   General Artist
well. that is me in the front row, right there. Me and my friends would have spoken right up.
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ChickyChicky003 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
As a totally abnormal person, I love this....
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Writer
:highfive:
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ChickyChicky003 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Sounds like something my English teacher would do...
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Writer
Your English teacher is more awesome than mine.
But I totally wish Ame was my English teacher...
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ChickyChicky003 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
We have a crappy budget, so I think they decided to combine music and English.
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student Writer
WTH? That's insane.
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ChickyChicky003 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
We sing in English class.... About all kinds of stuff.
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student Writer
Weirdy, weird, weird...
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BethanyyJoelle Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Student Writer
this is good!
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Student Writer
Thanks! :)
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LetsSaveTheUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student Filmographer
Featured! [link] :la:
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student Writer
Thanks! :iconeleventhdoctorlaplz:
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LetsSaveTheUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Filmographer
I really love this one! I can see why it's your most popular poem!

I really like it's irregularity. You could even say it reflects the theme of the poem, of 'abnormality', in the way that it's written. Don't get me wrong, I love this poem, I mean it in a good way; I think it's wonderful!

Sorry. I recently did my final English Lit exam, and I've been analyzing poems for weeks now. >.<
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Writer
Thank you so much! :hug:

Haha, that's all right. I wrote this during the poetry unit at school. :)
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Oddessy Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
why does the teacher write on the board in ink? and then how does she erase it?
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student Writer
It's a Whiteboard, silly! Don't they use those at your school?
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Oddessy Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
no.
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:iconexquisitelyexplicit:
ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student Writer
Really?

Whiteboards! [link]
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Oddessy Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
i can't tell if you're being sarcastic.

yes, "silly" i know what a white board is.
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student Writer
Well, I was. Now I'm just being annoying. Sorry. But I couldn't help myself...
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Oddessy Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
great. thanks. that was really cool.
your poem was great.

see. i can do it too.

have a good night.
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student Writer
Haha yeah...
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WritingObsessed Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
awesome poem. I really like that its not about the rhyming or similies, it just outright says what you mean. i love it. and I agree, its "normal" (haha) for writer's to talk to their characters in their heads. Usually when something major happens to me, its like i consult all my fave characters and see what their different reactions would have been. Actually, I think its what has made me more confident. :) WRITING IS AWESOME>>>>
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student Writer
:)
I'm really, REALLY bad at rhyming, and my similes are strange. My metaphors work sometimes, though.

My characters are strange creatures (sometimes literally) and they just kind of do their own thing. A lot of the time I don't feel like I'm writing, they are.
And when I'm in a bad mood, I can't... "channel" them. Like right now. :P
And I want to keep writing! But everything turns out weird.
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WritingObsessed Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
yeah. i like to think that my characters existed before i started writing, they were just there waiting for me to pick up a pen and bring them to life. OOH I LIKE THAT. i think i might make a poem of that.... :D anyways. yea.
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student Writer
Nice! A lot of my characters are like that. And when I say I "develop" them, it's really just digging deeper into their mind. It's really interesting.
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WritingObsessed Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
yep. its the main reason i love writing; discovering the characters.
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student Writer
There are a few characters that did that for me in my trilogy... The main character, her brother, and her best friend, who, when I first began, was much more of a distrusted minor character.
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TsutaChishio Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I can actually see this happening in my class! But, the teacher would be asking the definition of "normal" from the dictionary....
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student Writer
Nah, Ame is too epic for that. :D

Besides, in the books series that I'm writing where she's one of the main characters, in the very first book, in the first couple chapters, she had no friends at ALL (not counting her twin, who didn't even hang out with her) and a (supposedly) hopeless crush on a hot, popular boy who is the son of a movie star.

AND AGAIN! Seriously, without the rest of the story line it sounds like a shit high school romance book.
Which is what half of it was originally... (I merged two different novel ideas to create my trilogy of epicness. :dance:)

But I'm rambling. If you don't read all of that, that's fine with me.
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darialiveson99 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011   Photographer
Woahhh I was randomly looking at your page and I read this and woahhh I love it!!!! Nice!!! :wow:
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Student Writer
:hug:
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selhiamafuchi Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So true..

EVERYONE is abnormal. xD
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selhiamafuchi Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So true.

EVERYONE is abnormal. xD
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student Writer
:hug:
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KurliQ Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH..
HAH..
hah..
heh.
THIS IS SO TRUE!
I had a conversation JUST like this before with my mom.
"What IS normal, anyway?"
"NORMAL IS DEATH."
So.
Well, there was more to it, but that sums it up. ^.^]Anyway, I like it.
YAY!
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student Writer
:)
Thank you!
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KellySchot Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I like it! It's true, normal doesn't exist. And that's a good thing. If normal existed.....by the gods, life would be boring.
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student Writer
:D
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KellySchot Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! ^_^
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Shackles-and-scythes Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011   Writer
if normal didn't exist then we wouldn't quite have the abnormal now would we? and yet so many of us strive to become that abnormal that shouldn't exist. we try to stand outside the "box", but if there is no normal there would be no box. thus there would be no normal and no abnormal, and so we would all become the same. that "sameness" would then become normal and so, in the end, we end up in the same place.

the definition of "normal" does exist. it simply changes from person to person, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. to one person "normal" may constitute a wife, husband, two children, a dog and a yard with a white picket fence. for others, such as myself, "normal" is equated to long hours spent alone in a simple house with a small yard and no pets to speak of.

"normal" and "abnormal". stereotypes and social classifications will always exist. realistically. that is the truth. no matter how many splendid poems you may write about it. we humans will always recognize and acknowledge difference. even in your description. you called the teacher "weird". how can you define "weird" if you refuse to define "normal"? without a "norm" to be broken by "weird", then "weird" doesn't exist.
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Writer
Aaaahhh...
Okay, I tried to read read the whole thing but... Eeek.

Okay! well then.

I know "normal" and "abnormal" will always exist, but I wish they didn't because I am the "abnormal" one at my school with the colored hair and weird clothes and being smart but always really quiet.
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Shackles-and-scythes Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011   Writer
so you just presented your definition of normal. your idea of normal is natural colored hair, socially acceptable clothing, and getting bad grades right?
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