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This poem goes out to all the "cool" kids out there. The title came from one of my best friends, Caleb. Every time someone would say or do something stupid he would say "You know man, that's pretty sad" in this hilarious accent. I'm just trying to bring to everyone's attention how lame it is to try and be "cool".

You Know Man, That's Pretty Sad

"Cool" kids like to think they're hot stuff
And everyone else ain't cool enough.
We're supposed to follow their bullshit fads.
You know man, that's pretty sad.
They call me a fool
'Cause I never cared what's "cool".
They won't give me a chance
They say that I'm sick.
'Cause I won't sell-out,
I won't be a trendy prick.
Life's not what they think.
They're not always what they seem.
It appears they love
To mess with my self-esteem.
I'm not what they think
Life's not what they've thought.
I am who I am
And I do what I want.
When will individuality come into style?
I hope it won't be a while.
I don't need the "cool" kids
I've got better friends.
I don't care for the "cool" crowd
And all of their bullshit trends.
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69 Visitor Comments

Amanda
You know everyone thinks you have to fit in, I know to be myself and things will work out. Sometimes you dont always have the best of friends but as long as you live life to the fullest and be yourself, life will work out! That poem was so honest!
jah
I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOUR POEM, IN MY HIGHSCHOOL I FEEL LIKE I'M SOME TYPE OF PRISONER. LIKE I;M IN JAIL BECAUSE ALL YOU SEE IS PEOPLE WEARING THE SAME THING. I REALLY DO WONDER WHEN WILL INDIVIDUALITY BECOME THAT NEW FLY LOOK?
Brittany
I really loved this poem. I am a senior in high school and I know all the hell the "cool" people can put you through just for being different.
Courtney
Awesome poem!. man thats pretty true. Courtney
Sirra
How come kids at my school can't think that way? You know? Don't change the way you think. If you did, well, you know man? That would be pretty sad! (:
Luke
This poem really touched me, it fits into my reality. I belive every word of this poem is true. i hope all the "cool" ppl read this a have a bit of sense knocked into them. thanx for the poem.
letty
this poem say the thruth i like it
kiara
hey umm i liked that poem becuz all the cool people think they r cool and they treat us like dirt so i think that ur poem is tru and it touched me
NATASCHA
I LOVE THIS POEM
Brandy
i love this poem! its so true!
jojo
I loved this poem. It kicked! Don't change the way you think.
Dedrionne
i really like your poem and i belive in everything you were sayin
Caitlin
dude, your poem rocked! I wish everyone in this world would read it, then they'd think differently, we could all be who we want without being shunned an stuff
Brooke
I really loved this poem! Yep- its the way i see school- i go to school to learn and to get an education- i dont go for that horseplay and stuff and thats why i don't talk to many students in my school because they all "talk" and gossip and they think they are cool and i get along better with adults. I don't think i could find a single person that is not an adult that i feel comfortable talking with. and i just look up to my teachers and family
Lewam
I loved this poem because what the poet says is absolutely true. Sometimes I feel like that. Evertime I feel angry because of the "Cool Kids," I will always think of this poem and remember that I have true friends that will be there for me. Keep writing 'cause this poem really touched me.
brittany
dude i really like your poem i wrote a poem like that myself i dont think its important what clothes you wear or how much moneyyou have whats important is your personality and who you are thats what really matters
Berenice
This poem kicks. It speaks to me. Thats how I see school.
Megan
This poem is awesome. It tells the truth man, all ppl. think about these dayz is what you look like, or their to worried about their looks, and see you dont dress and act like them, so they dont give you the tyme of day!
Becky
This is a great poem! Totally makes sense and is very well worded. Kicks!
Rachelle
You Poem is so true! you are a wonderful poet. Keep writing!
Angie
Very good, I love it!
megz
yeahp, ur so right! i feel just like that! i really dont get what the deal is about selling put and being trendy. why? why people? why do you do it?! im a mosher/skayer myself and i get loads of abuse from townies for not caring about their stupid trends. they should SO read this poem!
tara
i luv your poem as it just discribes me at school every one says mean stuff because i dont were my hair in a pony tail like all the other girls and im not as pritty as them i think this world is going to fall apart
Jesse
This poem is totally awesome, i understand every sentence and what you're saying, you rock!
Thoms
This is so true. I love this poem
felipe
i like this..attitude and truth.
Caitlin
dude thats an awesome poem. i totally agree. around other people im nothing but me
Will
This poem was the greatest poem i've ever read.
Victoria!
i really liked this poem, it really does make people, think, i mean alot of people try to be cool, when deep down, they just wanna be there own person, and not have to be like everybody else
Mandi
i think this pom is great
veronica
I have a ton on respect for this poem I am one of those cool kids and I think it is pretty pathetic that the "cool kids" treat the "dorky" kids like crap i try not to but alot of my freinds do and because of your poem im going to tell them to knoke it off because they are cold as metal people.
m|zZ
hhmm.what can i say besides agreeing 100% with this author?hope the so called "cool-crowd" get offended by this.YOu know who u are.
Emily
This Poem Ment a lot, im in the middle crowd...and sometimes the "cool" people tend to be nice but sometimes if your not doin somethin cool then..its not right! This poem taught me that i can be myself..and i that i don't have to worry what they think they should accept me for me..this poem was written well..congrats!
roger
bravo.
Ashley
This poem is awsome and speaks the truth
glory
You just go!..i think so too!.'cool' kids are just freaking "wanna bs"
angel
Well, I never to this day would have believed that I would find a poem like this, and believe me I am so glad I did. I am very impressed and completely understand what you are talking about.it is not hard to understand for anyone if they would actually consider thinking on their own about it but I say where I live that is asking to much from what I have dubbed to be the "clones". They aren't all bad, but they really annoy me because they cant do anything on their own; they just have to have the approval of others. I am just glad to see that there are more people like me and my friends out there.
KEISHA
ROCHE, i liked that poem alot better than the SKATER 1, im ur friend & we dont need the "cool" crown aight.
jesus
your so right. i always say the same thing whenever people call me a spaz or say im dum cuz i dont wanna wear gay ass fooboo and pay $200 for some jordan shoes. i dont have to be a conformist to be who i wanna be.
D
well, I'm a teen myself and I just have to say that this poem shows the feelings of many teens. I try to be myself as much as possible, I try not to care what other people say about me. But in a world like this, it's hard not to follow trends and just be who you are. I admire people who are actually just being themselves and acting according to what they feel and think and not what other people want them to do.
Bryan
this is a tight poem. i mean sure i might wear something that people would classify as "cool" but i don't care what other people think. i don't buy something because of what someone says. i buy it because i like it and it's my style.. PeACE
Andi
I liked this poem but popular kids arn't always like that! I am popular and I have never treated anybody less than me. I treat everone as a friend~ And I am very diffrent from everybody else~ I wear diffrent clths and I wear mt hair diffreant too! Popular kids arn't always like that but most of the time they are
valie
this poem rocks
ashley
I really like this poem, because I think its time that the "cool" kids know how they make us not so "cool" kids feel...I mean, is what they are doing really that cool?
Mheriza
i love your poem. you aint even fake at all. i hate trendy people too! you dont even know. i like how you try to be original. word up. peace!
Cheri
I love this poem because it is sooo true! I feel the same way as the author! I can really realate to him
Jake
This is a very true poem. I really enjoyed reading it.
Marianne
THAT IS AN AWESOME POEM. I sometimes feel that same way, and it was described exactly how i feel....that was sooo good.
Maria
Oh my god this poem is like the greatest poem I've ever read!!!!! It states the truth so well!! It's just sooooo GREAT!!! I wish I had a copy!!
sonya
im glad to know that there are people out there who really dont care what the "cool crowd" thinks!Dont spend the rest of your life trying to be like them half of them dont know how to have fun because theyre to busy sitting around talking crap about everyone else!!!
jami
that was awesome and made a bold statement and it tells the truth about so many things
randi
this poem was awesome, and i can totally agree with what you're sayin' in it. everyone knows this is goin' on in their school, but no one wants to say it, way to go, man. you rule..
Caitlin
The "cool" group at my school down to the last word.
Chelsey
What can I say? I feel the same way. I onlt wish I could express it the way he di. Good job!
Diandra
This Poem says it all. I admire the person who wrote this poem beacuse he speakes for all other teens that feel this way. Not lonely but who see that the cool kids do start "fads". And alot of teens at there age don't see that or they basicaly don't care beacuse all they want to do is fit in and that to me is SAD!!! I'm am one who sees deep donwn inside of ignorant so called cool kids like that!
Stacie
That poem was really straight foward and i think it was great - good luck
tess
Very true and Its about time someone stoodup to them
victoria
i think the poem is good with the rythm but some of you people have no idea what popular people do and say just to be cool u know i have tryed getting out its virtualy impossible they always pull you back in i must say that there is another poem on herecalled have mercy and that made me feel really bad about some stuff i did to other kids but without trend life is nothin
Nicole
i dont think that this poem is cool.cause these "cool" kids your talking about includes me.we arent superfical like you think,we have feelings, you judge to much, and you think we judge im not thinking so.you choose what you want to wear and we will choose what we want to wear and how we act..maybe people make fun of you cause you ask for it.cause i know the people that dress all skaterish of freakish are pretty damn mean to me and my friends and think that im just alittle snob..well they dont care about me why should i care about them..think about it!
Sharon
I love this poem! I agree with Roche, we're not gonna sell out! Who cares what they think of us? It's only important what the people who matter in our life think about us, because the know us and care.
Jennifer
I am glad someone has finally spoken the truth. I was listening and I hope more are too.
Melanie
like it....
Stacy
This poem says what most people are afraid to say
Britt
This is a great poem that all "cool" kids should read. Maybe it will knock some sense into their pea size brains.
Jennifer
Great poem Rock solid
IRINA
i think this poem really relates to what most teens face and feel in school. when they want to be so popular, they strive to get there. and sometimes they really go too far. this poem is great, and all should read it!
Natalie
i know that the person who wrote this is telling the truth kids who think their"cool" r selling themselves short and hiding their true image.
Amanda
I really liked this poem because I'm sick of having the cool crowd at my school. I think that the author is a really good poet.
bj
hey.... u got some good stuff comin out there. keep et up

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