For those who don't fit in

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For those who don’t fit in!

Here’s to all those who don’t fit in!

Raise up your head, lift up your chin!

Let me take a moment to tell you what this is all about

No longer should you be or feel like the odd one out.

Be yourself, be proud, and I hope you’ll begin

To see the importance of being the odd one in.

There’s no reason for you to change who you are,

Because knowledge and understanding can really go far.

Don’t change for those who make you feel like you should.

Even if you’re different, who you are is still good.

The world needs people like us

To make a fuss!

And not to cower away

And let our voices fade.

They’ll tell you the issue is you, but this isn’t true,

It’s how the world reacts to something that’s new.

Some are afraid and don’t know how to feel,

When someone challenges what they once thought was real

That’s why you gotta be who you are,

Even when it gets hard!

Because if you do change, the world stays the same,

And others may feel alone with this pain.

One thing we share is that we’re all human

It’s the most wondrous thing we all have in common.

You may not fit the labels they’ve made,

But maybe their minds are what needs to change?

They need to see that people like you exist,

Because for some this will be quite the twist

I’m not saying the world needs to change to suit our needs,

But just to open their eyes, let them all see.

The more different we are, the more we’re the same.

We’re all so complex, with variety and range.

The more we accept those different from us

The less that they’ll need to make such a fuss

And by accepting the rest

We can become our best

All we need in life is to be loved while we live

-to have a place where we can be safe and be free.

So strengthen your heart! Lift up your chin!

Why be the odd one out when you can be the odd one in?!

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Jodah 8 months ago from Queensland Australia

I love the concept of "the Odd One In". Very good message here Davorunner, that everyone needs to read. I have been writing hubs with a similar message recently as well. Well done.


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tsmog 8 months ago from Escondido, CA

Encouraging on this day of contemplation of yesterday. Thanks . . .


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Davorunner 8 months ago from Australia Author

Thanks Jodah I'm glad you liked it. I have been thinking a lot lately about why people feel like they don't fit in and I came up with this. That the more people who don't fit in shy away , the less awareness the rest of the world has about them, and the cycle continues.

I've always done my best to be myself even if I'm different, and you can slowly see the changes it can make in people.


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Davorunner 8 months ago from Australia Author

Thanks tsmog. What happened yesterday'?


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Luna Blue 8 months ago

I'm all for the "odd one in!" :) everyone needs a little bit of weird to keep life interesting, how boring it would be otherwise!


Davorunner 8 months ago

Thanks Luna, you're 100% correct there.

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