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I wear striped socks.
I listen to Lostprophets.
I sometimes wear a black tie with tiny little sculls on it.
I read books.
I’m not too pretty.
I eat chocolate when I’m depressed.  
I sometimes feel as though
The only right thing to do
Is to crawl up inside of me and die
With Tori Amos in the background.
Am I Emo enough for you?

You wear everything striped lately.
You lined up your soul in black and white.
You hate pink.
You say that you hate it when people label you.

Then maybe you should quit labelling yourself?
Maybe you should stop looking down on girls because they wear pink.
Maybe they’re being themselves as well.
You don’t know if
Ever wanna crawl up in themselves and die.
You don’t know them anymore than you know yourself.
Maybe they also cut themselves and hate their life?
Maybe they listen to Lostprophets too.

And by the way;
I know your little secret.
You are not depressed.
The earth doesn’t rotate around you.
Your parents _do_ love you.
You _are_ special and unique
Along with every blond, pink-wearing girl out there.
You’re not more Emo then me.
You’re fifteen.
So... Just something I wrote in a few minutes... I tried to put it in scraps, but the stupid thing wouldn't let me! DX
I haven't really got the whole Emo-consept.

A guy in my class found a small, sharp metal-thingy in class once, and he said: "Hey! Let's play Emo." And I answered: "...or not..." And he replied: "Well you _are_ Emo, so you do it all the time." :XD:
I was wearing a black tie with tiny sculls on it that day. Obviously, Black tie = hardcore Emo. XD

Comments and stuff are welcome! :)
(Please remember that this was supposed to go on scraps.)
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murasaki-kaki Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Student Photographer
i wear black, white,blue and dark purple, i have black hair and i listen to metal and people call me emo, I'm not depressed all the time, i don't cut often (i have stopped) and they call me emo
KittyCupcake02 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
I am depressed so.......yea whatever
rocketslugrockscp Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The funny thing is, my dad thinks it's hilarious to call me "emo" because he says I never get excited or happy about anything. He even says that because I am supposedly emo, I can't be happy or excited. I don't think he remembers my wannabe emo phase. That was probably one of my worst life choices. I don't like being labeled. I'm me.

Excellent poem.
animedork10 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm in between emo and hyper like a mix of naruto uzumaki and sasuke uchiha. please don't hate me for saying such but not all emos are that way. there are different kinds of emo, like me. i don't cut, which i find ridiculous that you need to cut to be emo, i don't hate the world, just some people in it. i label myself as a hyper emo but that's just because i'm weird and wanted a name for myself. by the way this is actually accurate for about half the people i know. emo is pretty much a thing that everyone wants to be now a days 'cause it's the easy way out. emos are people just looking for attention, including myself, because the people we want attention from won't give us any. us saying we're emo is us saying we want your attention. emo is a part of all of our lives. emo is short for emotional after all.
Inarmsofamity Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is something I've always said.
All the little 12 year old "depressed" scene and emo kids think that the whole world is against them, that it's them versus everyone else. (The"preps", because obviously everyone who doesn't wanna dress in all black is a prep)
They act like they're the only kids who get stereotyped and then get incredibly defensive when you try and say that something they're saying about you isn't true. f you're not "scene/emo", you must hate everyone who is in their minds.
Plenty of kids will read this comment and just assume I'm another "emo" hater who doesn't understand, who has never been through it.
Please, I went through that stage when I was 12-13. I know how it is, I lived it, I felt the same things. If I was to read this comment when I was 13, I would've been enraged.
What I'm saying is, its just a phase guys. I promise, you're going to look back on this and think, "What the hell was wrong with me?"
This isn't who you are, I promise. Stop acting like your stereotype is better than everyone else's.

xMel0dyx Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The emo label is ridiculous
thedevilssister7 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
im emo so this was good for me
Cyodee Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not saying I'm emo but I don't say I'm the happiest, especially when I find myself actually enjoying the sad decrepit places with the lengthy history.... However I'm definitely not saying I'm not a little emo ... But I do realize the world doesn't hate me and that maybe the girl who loves pink does often want to kill herself but maybe if youve seen what I've seen you'd have I little different perspective... You'd probably love the moon, fire, lost decrepit places, gemstones, psychology, and probably hate the bragging, excluding people, one look and haters that I have talked to and come to know... I do smile but I do also feel like I'm stuck in a lifeless hole... I feel accepted too easily and also too easily ignored and put off to the side like a present I didn't.. ER... Or you didn't want.... I hate being too shy and hate being overcrowded... And I'm not this way by choice because it wasn't me who wanted me to not talk to the other kids in the neighborhood and not let my friends visit my house... I just often feel cornered and often discarded and often ridiculed by the irrational intruder, whom I'd never call "stepfather" and tired of being the demon of the house whom I became known as because that is what the intruder named me.... I'm tired of being called alien and adopted by my own family but maybe that would've been better if I were because then I'd have a rational reason to feel like an outsider to even my society I live in...

Like said before I know I'm not emo but I really do have emotional issues do to my parents divorce so call me a true emo if some may like....
I just feel like I'm not even human even if I try... Because I do know others think I'm not even human either... Such as two of my best friends have told me... And such as one "friend" sneers at me.. 

...I did only ever once hurt myself once purposely because I just couldn't stop tremouring and had to make myself quit so I could regathering my thoughts and just stop... 

Sorry for not being able to scrap because I know how that is...
Apologies for maybe sounding aggressive or offending as well...
Just wanted maybe give you another perspective that maybe other people labeled as emo may just feel like a cornered outsider human labeled demon or creature like me...
RenSongDemon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I am labeled emo by everyone at school, except my friends. Okay, I wear black your point? XD goth is one thing, but emo? Really people? I don't have scars on my arms do i? And all people have a faze in life when they want to curl up and die inside, even the happiest of people will feel that way. This...poem Is true. ^-^
4everinked Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, just cuz u wear a tie doesn't mean ur emo....i wear a black and grey striped tie all the time.....but people still call me emo.
UKlinx233 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i've been labed emo all because of the '!' cut on my rist... yeah so what i have a fringe that covers one eye. so what i laugh when im in pain, that happend only today. what the fudge am i??
bizarrestar203 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
people think 'im Emo cause i'm difefrent that just because i wear hoodyes and jeans, screw those girls at my school,they can go suck it i'm not Emo though sadly I am suicidal I don't understand should I be feeling these emotions at age 11?
4everinked Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i was the same way.....still am. Since 6th grade, i have always felt that way. i dont think u should be ashamed to have those feelings because a lot of other people do too. i did when i was 10.......i dont think its weird either. and just ignore the people who say things about u that u don't like, it doesnt matter either way!
bizarrestar203 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
4everinked Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
??? What do u mean by that exactly?
bizarrestar203 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my names "bizarre" for a reason XD :I
4everinked Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol! XD
slenderpony12345 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No one should feel the need to kill themselves but they do. And I'm one of them and I'm just depends on the kind of people you know and stuff like that.
bizarrestar203 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh..yeah im 11 but please don't kill yourself you don't just end it cause it's hard,you stick it out for as long as you need to help the folks,you care your very talented so..yeah.
Sapphire-Skull Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist
i cut myself and no one knows but i hide it so no one will know but i'm happy most of the time i wear pink all the time no one knows i'm Emo
NekkoVocaloid Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
"Then maybe you should quit labelling yourself?"
Your obviously labeling yourself as an Emo.
lokilondon321 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
hi :) that piece of literature is really beautiful. im emo too, i wear black and white striped ties tho, lol. r lostprophets a band? if so i think ill check them out. And i dont look down on the other girls coz they wear pink, its cuz they r bitches. (again, lol) and im twelve.
hav u heard of taking back sunday?
izzyizz303 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I hate when people think that everybody who wears, black all the time is Emo....I'm Emo, I don't deny it, and I cut my self, I have the scars....But...seriously.....
CheekyTekk Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeh... I ish called emo and people ask me/// {which is fuckin offensive} and people insult me
MischiefMeli17 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha sweet poem!i was and still am labeled emo and it is a bit offensive but i find it funny because that poem sums up my little step sister! i think she thinks i'm cool or something and now lately shes dressing like me and saying she's so "scene".
CheekyTekk Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
yeh it is kinda offensive...
LittleSpaceStars Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well . . . wow. That just completely summed me up at age fifteen, even before that; it's sad really. I did all of those things and was convinced I was an "emo." I was depressed over something that could have been easily fixed if I had just tried talking to the people who wanted to be my friend at my new school. And of course my parents loved me and were good to me. Maybe they didn't confront me directly to ask what was wrong and how I felt about moving away from my friends and family, but . . . they were very good to me and I guess dressing the way I did was something I did to get them to notice that some things weren't alright, no matter how trivial they were.

Anyway, labels to me now aren't desirable. It's like people are obsessed with being labeled emo or hipster or indie. It's sad really. Who wants to be a label? Why can't we just be ourselves and dress however we want without being concerned about what it looks like to other people? That maybe a girl can dress in all pink and not be a preppy girl, but rather a girl who just loves the color pink. And if a person wants to dress in all black, they're not emo or gothic, they're just a person who likes wearing black. :shrug:

And wearing black doesn't make someone more depressed than a girl wearing all pink, like mentioned here. Sure, maybe it's more noticeable, it could be a visual sign that something is wrong and they're trying to reach out, but . . . that's not always the case. Someone who's depressed and is wearing all pink is probably just better at hiding it. And in other cases, neither of them are depressed and it's just how they like to dress.

I think people are just obsessed with being noticed and assigned some sort of title, so that way they feel like they can relate with people who are also given that sort of title. Who really knows?
Bluestar050299 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
You can be emo and depressed... I am, very depressed actually :( But it's okay! I'm happy most of the time, and even though I am emo, I do smile, and I do laugh, I don't hide who I am, and I think that's a good thing.

BUT you do have a point with the girls with blond hair and pink clothes...
I don't mind them, I don't hate them, but I do have the right to hate them if they bully me and call me a stupid emo :I
sebaciel4evr Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im emo...and its pretty almost made me cry...
D3ath-WrIt3r Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just live with my pain.... because they will get theirs..... words hurt worse than cuts i guess
XxxTREYxxX Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh, agreed. People run around calling me 'hey Emo,...' and so on. I just yell back 'I have a name, stupid! Shut the frick up!' hahaha
sexyponyes Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so true!
WriteByNumbers Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh God, thank you. You have caught my emotions perfectly! l3
TreeDVelociraptor Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Love this. I hate it when people trying to be 'non-conformist' label girls who don't wear black or dye their hair as shallow or girly, and think that they can't have problems.
fagiselle Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Honestly, on MY opinion, you emo's don't get offended i respect you all. But its... pointless.. a stupid trend.. The emo music is good. ^^ And "emo" people have EPIC hair!! XD
fagiselle Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
LOL. So true. I wonder when this whole trend is predicted to end...? Hmm... i wonder... XD But yeah, love the poem . Very, very true!!
PepperJack96 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol that guy has no right to judge, but lol I wanna steal your tie ;) I like the way this is written and I like what it says ^^
XxMidnightRainfallxX Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I disagree with this. Like everyone else is saying, being emo isn't something you do it's who you are..... You can't say that everyone's parents do love them because you never know their circumstances. And it's not really how you label yourself but how others label you..... I started going to public school a month and a half ago and I'm labeled as emo because of the things I wear. And it doesn't really bother me other than the fact that I am a cutter and it's not something I want out for everyone to know at school but because I dress emo they stereotype me and so it's all around school that I do....
sittykat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student General Artist
lies i am not fifteen hahahahahahaha i win XD OMG what happened over there <~ O.O opps i do not think this is very nice you have no clue what peoples lives are like either so you can't say shit it is not if your parents love you or iuf people care about you it is mostly what you experience that makes you feel the way you do no emos dress the same some are colorful and others are not but still it is not any of those things above that make you emo T.T okay and thanks for reading this
ThierEmoFriend Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats awesome. your good. Should do more (:
SarahGladdon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Photographer
You lined up your soul in black and white
Made me lol
joranges14 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
u have unclouded my brain with your amazing-ness. not emo, just fifteen... not emo, just me...
dotti-silver Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
pretty much me. but i dont dress super emo.
graddie1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
not emo o.O my boyfriend and i are emo and we both wear pink and neither of us wanna die or " black and white " soul most of my friends are emo to and they don't act like this
rhiannelustig Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Filmographer
I agree with what you are saying but i thought it was scary because i am 15 and you explained quite a bit about my life by just saying that.
RockettoDark Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
i agree emo is not something you can just do is who you are and what you think of things and i no alot of ppl cant respect tht so i will not listen to this. I read a poem like this but it gave me hope and made me feel strong and now that i see wht other ppl really think about me and who i really am and how i feel, why should i give them the time of day just to be mocked. I agree that preps do wear to much pink, but i never go tell them. So you should not judge me on wht i wear and what you think i am like... but who i really am and who i no i am. :iconbrokenheartplz:
rhiannelustig Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Filmographer
I completely agree with this.
RockettoDark Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
thank you
emofang12 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
emo is how i live
purplemadness501 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
iLyyk thiz :meow:
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