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1. My mom always complains
     That our house has a deafening sound to it.
I’m not sure if it’s the sound of the T.V that’s always on
Or, my brother jumping on the walls
That Gets to her.

2. I was never good at speaking up.

With siblings cooler or smarter than I am,
It’s common place to hear things
Like buff up and shut up.

3. My friends say I talk too loud.
I disagree.

4. At the last house party I attended someone
Claimed he could drink 6 bottles
And not feel a thing.

He threw up his pride,
I wish I could do the same.

5. I don’t know what kind of drunk I am.
I don’t like alcohol.

Probably a sad one.

6. At parties I pretend to check my phone
As I wander room to room
Looking for something.
I’m not quite sure what I’m looking for,

I think I’m suppose find another person there
But

2. I was never good at speaking up.

7. I wrote a condolence message on Facebook
For a guy I barely knew.

Probably for attention.

8. I didn’t go to the memorial on Saturday.

I didn’t know anyone going.

9. I didn’t have many friends in high school

I had my gang
But I stopped talking to them after graduation.

I don’t know what they’re up to anymore.

2. I was never good at speaking up.

10.

11. People use to think I was mute.

I only learned to speak when I was

2. I was never good at speaking up.

12. I’ve never started a conversation alone.

13. I use to get picked on in kindergarten
But never did anything about it because

2. I was never good at speaking up.

2. I was never good at speaking up.

2. I was never good at speaking.

14. My mom says our house has a deafening sound to it.

I think,
It’s my entire vocabulary skydiving off my tongue
That gets to her.
Haven't written a spoken word piece in a while, so here. Never seen any piece about being an introvert...so here.

I made a quick recording of it as well, it could be downloaded here for FREEtinyurl.com/oc5fhyo

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Epicaracacy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Writer
As i imagined the reading of it gave it so much more then the written version. I love this. as "xxEmi-AnGeL-chanxx" said, it does have that momentum to it, as you've portrayed in your reading, and then it stops abruptly and then falls. Although i pick up spelling errors here and there all in all its a great poem.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you :)
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Epicaracacy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Writer
You're welcome 
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Hong-Kong-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
this leaves you with an interesting feeling 
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Artist
Awesome :P
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Sanji07 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
I just moved last year, so it's taken me awhile to find some friends. Especially since I'm fairly shy in real life and most of my friends are online. XD We're all here for you!
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Artist
Haha. I'm not nearly as bad as I use to be.

I have someone to thank for that, though I haven't seen them in over a year now.
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Sanji07 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
That's good to hear. ^^

Do you have any way of contacting them?
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Artist
I do. We've had brief conversations online since then, but that's about it.

She's pretty much been avoiding me. lol I don't really blame her though, it'd be really awkward. I think she still feels bad for stuff that happened.
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Sanji07 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Oh...I'm sorry. 
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Artist
It's not a big deal. lol.

It's better off like that.
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Sanji07 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
That's good. 
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PhoenixHeart902 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gosh, this is captivating!
I`m glad I`m not alone on this... :)

Instant fave :D
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Artist
I'm glad you found comfort in this piece! :)

Thanks.
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PhoenixHeart902 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :D
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emscems43 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I really like this, even if i cant really relate. I dont know if this is similar, because im okay at speaking up, just when i do speak i usually say the wrong thing, and i wish i hadnt said it at all. Thats why quiet people are amazing to me, i wish i knew the secret so i could shut myself up.
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Artist
Ha, I have that problem as well. :P I feel you.

Also, Thanks :)
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Yamiga Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Writer
Loved it.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you :D
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Steph-DArk13 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
I feel the all the time at home so your not alone. Tackling hug 
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Artist
Haha For me, it's not a big deal and I know for other people they're worst off than I am in terms of being socially awkward. I can at the very least hold a conversation if I really want to.
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StrawberryGiggles Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Writer
This describes me so much. I'm happy in my own world.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Artist
Aren't we all? :P 
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StrawberryGiggles Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Writer
I guess so :)
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ChocolateBearCub Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Great poem!

Siestalan
I can understand, it's easier to stay invisible. Even if I don't want to be. At least most of the time.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks, glad you like it. :)

And Thanks for giving a shout out to Siestalan, sounds like he/she needs it.
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Siestalan Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
I'm not good at speaking up, too. Right now, I prefer not saying a word. It's much easier than trying hard without anyone noticing anyway.

You'll probably scroll over this comment, maybe you won't even read it. I feel invisible; sometimes it's a blessing, on other days it's a curse.
Yet when I say something, I'm still the most optimistic person they know. At least the people tell me I am, I'm not sure what to make of that as I feel they don't even know the real me.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Artist
You were heard. I read it. I replied. You aren't invisible.
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SoraLove Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Very powerful! :D Great poem!
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you :)
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ExterminatorExploder Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful. I have a naturally 'mumbling' sort of voice, so I'm constantly told to speak up. I can definitely relate.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you :)
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Zinpachi Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Artist
That literally explains me indefinitely ... Im not able to speak up.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Artist
Glad you see yourself in this piece. :)
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Syrinq Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Beautiful. This also means a lot to me (and others too). 
I used to be like this too (maybe I still am, I don't know. Bear with me), so I know how you feel.
(Which means... You're not alone? ;v; )
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Artist
Glad you found comfort in this piece :)
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Syrinq Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
c:
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Levitating-Elephant Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its really beautiful how you keep linking back to the overall idea of not speaking up. i really liked the first lines where you talk about brothers and sisters who are either cooler or smarter, its exactly the same in my house, definitely annoying because i can never seem to be speak up and when i do its a mere whisper no one hears. but it really wonderful how you illustrated ut and put it into words. Well done!
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Artist
You'll get through it. :)

Thanks.
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livinglove99 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
The last few lines are what really drive this piece home;

"I think,
It’s my entire vocabulary skydiving off my tongue
That gets to her."

The feels are intense. Wonderful wording!
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks, i appreciate it :)
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
I love how the sentence "I was never good at speaking up." pops up more and more as the poem progresses. It's also nice to be able to relate to something written by someone you've never met. :thumbsup: 
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Artist
Haha It does? I just put it in where I thought it fit.

I'm glad you enjoyed it. :) Thanks.
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Overrated-Relish Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
High school is a time where every one is trying to find themselves. Some never achieve this goal while many figure themselves out in post secondary education, like collages and universities, but even then it is not uncommon for one to be split a part from their (part-time) friends. Once a person establishes them self in the world in a stable long lasting environment that's when one can make friends with out much fear of separation. That is why I've called my friends casual friends because I knew we would fall a part and ever since the day I started anticipating that kind of temporary diversion I've been a lot happier.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Artist
I never said I was unhappy because of it. :P I'm very much a joyful person, I love the people I've met in College.
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astrophilic Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist
"5. I don’t know what kind of drunk I am.
I don’t like alcohol.

Probably a sad one."


I wonder about this too,
but I'm too scared to find out.
I don't think my curiosity is worth it.
But we never know what the future will bring.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Artist
My friend gave me vodka shots, I hated the taste.

My other friend gave me a Rum/Coke mix. I hated the taste.

I also tried bear and Smirnoff, I didn't care for either of them too much.

Safe to say I just don't like for alcohol. Oh well.
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astrophilic Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist
I've drank before.
beer
vodka
smirnoff
etc.
But never had enough to get me drunk
because I always stop myself before I lose it.
Oh well.

Note to Self: Get sad,
don't drown in a bottle.
Vent into art. c:
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Artist
I prefer staying sober.
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KJHartnett Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like the way the choppiness of parts f it, the overall inconsistency in the flow, really makes me feel like you're in the head of an introvert. Some thoughts run smoothly and keep flowing and then all these other little thoughts just jump in between and interrupt it all. I don't know if I'm conveying what I'm trying to say clearly enough but yeah, I really got the whole introvert vibe and I really like the way this was written. Well done :clap:
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