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by Barbara Lynn Terry

Wednesday, June 28, 2006
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There is no such thing as Normal...

by Barbara Lynn Terry

Normal is a concept,
Strictly for the inept,
As they sit, laugh and judge,
And refuse an inch to budge,
At what they intentionally misunderstand.

If you think you are so normal,
Then why are you so formal,
In your thoughts and deed,
And care not who others are,
Or what they may need?

There is no such thing as normal?
Because people are just who they are,
From all around and so very far.
But the ones that judge it seems,
Don't care why, and just deem
That others are queer it would seem,
Simply because they are different.

Being "different" is not the same as being wrong,
An we have the right to live amongst the throng.

Those that judge others by looks alone,
Have no clue or don't seem to care how others are born,
They just judge, hate and fear, something that isn't even clear,
To the so-called "normal" that is in plain view worn,
On Their sleeve for all the world to see,
How really righteous they are in keeping the sanctity of society
Clean of all the abnormal people, who without piety,
Cannot be allowed to have the same rights,
As anyone else lest society be swallowed up in the fight,
Which is for the common good because you are not normal.

2006 by Barbara Lynn Terry

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Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/12/2006
well put, i loved it and have often felt the same-who would want to be normal anyway!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/9/2006
Bravo! This is awesomely stated, Barbie. I've said something very similar in my last blog entry. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Linda Roman 7/3/2006
Normal???? Not I...
great write.
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 7/2/2006
I like the strength and conviction of this great poem! Very well done, Barbie!
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 7/1/2006
Well said Barbara

I always knew I was a strange one

Best wishes
Reviewed by Helen Downey 7/1/2006
Great poem Barbie. You are right...what is normal? There is a fine line between the worlds we live in. So what may be normal for some may be wrong for others, but we should not judge anyone but our selves. I know I am not normal to some, but I don't care because I like myself and that's all that really matters.Also I get really mad at others for trying to choice my my age they have stopped a long time age. Glad you wrote this Barbie!
(((HUGS))) Helen
Reviewed by bluecornflower orangetiger 6/29/2006
normal is a bottle of Vo5 shampoo(no free advertisment intended).God bless, Mary.
Reviewed by Bennett 6/29/2006
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/29/2006
Normal is perfect and only one is...God...not even his son was / is because he had to die too!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jill Carpenter 6/29/2006
"Being "different" is not the same as being wrong,"
Great line, great truth. Well said! ApplauseApplauseApplause!!!! :o)
Reviewed by Rebecca Burns 6/29/2006
intentionally misunderstand, great description. We love who you are.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/29/2006
well done
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 6/28/2006
Powerful words here Barbie, keep up the great work and be blessed in in it
God Bless

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