Her notepad poems:
Being Free To Be Me Poem by Dean Thorpe

Being Free To Be Me

I am me,
I will always be me,
nobody I'd rather be than me

I am free,
I don't need any key,
to be whatever I want to be

They see me,
people always judge me,
I am not what I appear to be

Drink some tea,
or have a chat with me,
think whatever you want about me

Look and see,
most don't really know me,
so try to really understand me

I will be,
​whatever I will be,
doesn't matter if they accept me

Come with me,
so we can all be free,
to live our lives how we want to be

Just be free,
you are free to just be,
you can be you and I can be me!!!
Dean Thorpe
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About this poem

I am a very individual person, I am happy to be that way, the thought of fitting in or conforming to societies norms doesn't appeal to me in the slightest! Why be a clone, why conform, why spend your life trying to look like someone else or be like somebody else, be an individual, be you!!! 

I've had plenty of people make negative comments about the way I look, mostly people who look so boring that I'd probably never recognise them if I saw them again, just very boring looking people, in very boring looking clothes, with very boring looking hair, probably living very boring lives . . . I'd MUCH rather be me!!! :)

To quote the words to a song: (Love Me Or Hate Me by Lady Sovereign)

Love me or hate me, it's still an obsession.
Love me or hate me, that is the question.
If you love me then thank you!
If you hate me then fuck you!

Sorry if that last bit sounds a bit blunt, but it really is how I feel. I love the people that love me, the others I don't care about at all, life is just too short!!! Too many people spend their lives trying to please others, worrying what others think, always trying to do the proper thing, no matter if the right thing for them or not! Just be you, enjoy being you, then the right people will like you. If people don't like you for the real you, then accept that. If people only like a fake version of yourself, then you will never be free to be the real you and you will never be truly happy. I have felt judged my entire life, never felt good enough, always felt rejected, so I find it easier to not care any more, something I do fail at sometimes.

My message to everybody that reads this:

Please try to accept each other, what difference does really it make if somebody looks a bit different (in any way!) or has different beliefs, ideas or interests etc. than you? Try to find really out about people, find out if they are a nice person, judge people by their actual actions, not by what you presume about somebody. On the other hand if somebody is judging you then either prove them wrong or just walk away and leave them to it.