by Katrynn   Jun 17, 2021

Did you ever question

The labels that they give?

What if the labels they describe us by

Take our opportunity to live?

The labels that they give us

Are what we're identified by,

But you never change who you are

By the labels they prescribe.

What if we overstep out bounds,

Toss the labels out of sight,

And break free to free ourselves?

Be careful not to label

And so become part of the 'they'.


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  • 2 years ago

    by Anastasia

    Labels are pretty grungy things. Sometimes they can help us understand our identity, like me calling myself a beatnik or a folk artist, but other times.... Labels can be quite oppressive. I had experience. It always made me angry when someone gave me a label especially if it had something to do with my age or personality.

  • 2 years ago

    by Keira Pickard

    I enjoyed this all the way through, but the final line is excellent! People are often thought of collectively for different reasons; sometimes because we're just like everyone else, or sometimes because we don't have the courage to try to stand out. Really good :)

    • 2 years ago

      by Katrynn

      Thank you
      I wrote this in a very specific mood so it's good to see a different perspective :)

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