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Weirdooooo

Do you embrace your weirdness?

Weirdo

I’m weird 

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Yep

Really weird

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I’m so weird 

That maybe,

Just maybe

I’m writing a poem for you

Whilst I’m in a cab

On the way home

From a night out dancing

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‘Let go’

It was called

Dedicated to Mike and Sachin

They hardly responded 

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Maybe I’m just too weird?

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One time

I kissed a boy

And wrote nine poems about him

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Oh and during that dance class

What I stared at the teacher so intensely

Getting into his heart and mind

Before writing ‘the choreographer’

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Chris was his name

He never responded either 

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Maybe I’m just too weird?

Ah and that moment when I landed in a new country 

And was downloading the poem ‘utopia’ 

And cabin crew ushered me out of the plane

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Too weird?

Perhaps

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And that letter I wrote

To my unborn children

When I was 23

A child myself

I read it to the world 

‘I feel like I have to say this today, to my children, to our children, the future, the illusions and the destinies of life itself’

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Does that make me weird?

Too weird?

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My friend had a poem dedicated to her

After a conversation we had about being pretty 

‘Botox’ it was called

I have never done Botox

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Maybe I’m weird 

She didn’t respond

Neither did the friends to whom I dedicated an entire week of poetry to 

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Did they print those poems onto canvas?

Or tattoo them onto their hearts?

Doesn’t seem that way

Doesn’t seem that way at all

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Overly weird – perhaps

But you know what

I’m weird

It’s not the poetry that’s weird 

It’s me

And why deny 

That which you are?

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Own it

Own it

Own it

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Be it

Be more of it

For it is that which creates

It is that which is the force of creation

And so long as we are creating

Then let our weird light

Shine bright

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