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I've had it crushed
broken inside
thrown into the shadows
dragged it out again

I stood on the edge
with my soul in my hand
ready to throw it away
into the dark of the abyss

Don't tell me I have no soul
I've felt the pain it felt
from being crushed so many times
with every hurtful word
launched to my head
because my hair is red

Feel the pain I've felt
with all the damage dealt
to my soul every day
with all the things they say

I have a soul
which I feel every day
all the darkness kept inside
and sometimes comes out

When you see and when you hear
the things that come out of me
tell me again, I dare you,
to say I have no soul

Listen to every word
Watch all the tears
That come from my soul
When I finally break down
The barrier I keep up
finally broken down

You won't see the tears
You won't hear those words
You will see me when I'm strong
Only my beloved when I've broken down

But I am no fool
You've stopped to read
at the impossibility
of a ginger with a soul
I hate every single bully in the world.

It made me stronger in the end, but that doesn't mean I don't hate the journey I've had.
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blindseer15 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
I hate the ginger jokes! I learned to shrug them off, but I get my feelings hurt. Good job! I really liked this!
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YltraViole Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Wow, I always thought those "gingers have no soul" where mainly good-natured jokes. I mean, annoying, yes, but nothing serious. I just can't get you would taunt and bully someone for something as stupid as the colour of their hair.

I have been bullied myself too, but looking back, I can now see that I DID really stand out because of my behaviour, and though no-one of course "deserves" to be bullied, I can see the way their mind worked. They just couldn't handle someone who was different. So that I get. But I always thought it so incredibly stupid if people got bullied just for something that is purely looks.
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Wiliart Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The problem is that the bullies see it as jokes, but it stops being a joke for gingers when you hear it all the time.
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squibblyquill Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
I love gingers. They are currently my favorite hair type.
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bluenian98 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I neer understood why people bully "gingers" as they call it. They are just people with red hair. Personally I sometimes wished for red hair but alas it doesn't work out for me
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sweetbtpsycho Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
:sympathy: Very touching
:love: That you can express this
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Wiliart Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, itīs been years ago, but it has taken me some practice before I could write poetry. But now I do, things come out from all those years. Thatīs where the expression comes from.
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AgentBabycakes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If it makes you feel any better, I've always wished I had red hair. I've just always thought it was gorgeous. (Two words: Florence Welch.) In fact, I'm contemplating dying my hair red.
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Wiliart Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Some people want to have ginger hair and girls with ginger hair are often seen as the most beautiful, as they are exotic. For the bullies though, it is what makes you different. Although for them it doesn't matter what makes you different, they'll find something to bully you. It's just that ginger hair is something that stands out so much.
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AgentBabycakes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Boy, ain't that the truth. For me, it's pretty much everything BUT the hair. Namely, I'm a psycho-geek, I'm a vegetarian, and I don't follow the crowd.
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Robotgirl434 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad I'm not the only one.

People also think that just because I say that there are alot of "gingers" that don't care for the word, and none of the ones they ask agree with me, that I must be wrong and make a big deal out of nothing.
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Wiliart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Just because everybody else doesn't care, doesn't mean you don't care also.
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Robotgirl434 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's very true.
It's funny though, because now my hair looks brown.
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Wiliart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've got black spots in my hair and they get larger as I get older.
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Robotgirl434 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That actually sounds pretty cool.
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Wiliart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's kind of cool, people always thinks it's weird and funny when they see it. When people first saw it they thought I got grey hair...that was in primary.
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Robotgirl434 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They're just jealous.
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Wiliart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's usually the start of why they find something to bully you about. The bullies are mostly the people who have nothing special and therefore they pick on the persons who have.
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monochromera Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
every word sings the truth. though I may not be ginger, I really never understood what makes them any different from regular people :/ *I'm pretty much blind when it comes to people's looks* I wouldn't judge someone on their looks, but rather who they are ^^ I could care less if people had red hair, or any hair/skin tone. hugs and hope for all who are kind :3

being strong in the end is something most people don't ever even aim for, they just give up along the journey :< it's good to know the people out there that made it through and never gave up no matter what they were told. brave souls, the lot of you. brave souls.
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Wiliart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
We gingers aren't any different, we just have a different colour of hair. I look at it as something nice. Something different than all the plain colours of hair. What counts of a person, is what's on the inside.

During the journey I didn't aim for being stronger, I just wanted to be it over with. Afterwards I can see now that I've come out stronger, although weaker perhaps at some points. But being able to see that is a victory in itself. I've been close to giving up, but I never have. So thank you for the appreciation of my brave soul.
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monochromera Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
exactly :3


and no problem ^^
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YourBuddyBill Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know this feeling all too well.
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Wiliart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:S Stupid bullies.
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YourBuddyBill Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah.
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Cake4Never Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's just plain ignorant. I could never understand why people say that gingers have no souls. Personally, I think red hair is beautiful, and it's obvious that the people who say you have no soul because of it are just haters because their hair is so plain and not extraordinarily different like yours. :)
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Wiliart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly, people are afraid of something different. And those that they envy are the persons they bully. So they hope that they don't look to plain themselves. Just accept it, I've got ginger hair and I'm different because of that.
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Cake4Never Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, the ones that are considered different should embrace their difference and those are the ones who will move on and do something great in their lives.
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Wiliart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'll stop every bully I can, that will change enough people life's in a positive way.
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Cake4Never Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll try my best to stop it too.
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goddessofownage Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate when people say gingers have no souls! WHO EVEN SAID THAT? It doesn't make sense. I don't get it.
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Wiliart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't get it either, some people apparently do.
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goddessofownage Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:(
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CaXe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Everybody is bullied for something... even the bullies... ESPECIALLY the bullies. It's a sad thing. I don't understand why anybody would want to hurt another person on purpose. For me.. the worst feeling in the world is knowing that I have hurt somebody. Sometimes it can't be avoided.. but to purposely cause someone else pain.. mentally or physically... we live in a world full of monsters.
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Wiliart Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed, how can you hurt another person for the purpose of hurting alone? People are monsters sometimes, let's be glad not all people are monsters.
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CaXe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Tru dat. :)
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Alberthein1 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I may not actually be one to joke perhaps about this kind of matter, but the very idea of this poem made me laugh though, hehe. 'scuze me :/
Ofcourse it's possible that one can feel bad for such petty arguments, as "gingers don't have souls" because of southpark, but it's meant as a joke. I can't see how some people would take the joke so serious as to punish those who are ginger because they believe what SOUTHPARK says is true :P
That's just stupid. It's laughable. Not everyone is capable of ignoring those bullies or retalliating against them, and I understand that suffering is possible then. But in all, it's just another reason to bully.
I myself like those with ginger coloured hair, it's something excentric, alive... uptill now the only beautiful person in all the world for me is coincidentally a ginger, so that's a plus alright.
And if all else fails, remember: What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger!
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Wiliart Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know people mean it as a joke and I see it as a joke myself now too. Some people though really think we can't feel anything, that you can bully us, because we won't feel it anyway. I've ignored the bullies pretty much though.

The poem was as much a cry against bullies as just a reply to the 'joke' we have no souls. Bullies can say whatever they want, I know who I am and what I have. Sometimes though, all those words thrown towards you makes you snap, makes you feel you are alone.

Also, woot woot Nederland ;)
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Alberthein1 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
...hup, Holland hup...
Standing proud! YEAYA. Be the man, that stands amongst the storms, AND SURVIVES.
Ofcourse... you could've gone to a teacher right :P
(damn, that sounds lame... but it's the truth and it works sometimes)
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Wiliart Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Done that, at primary school in one of the last few weeks. The whole class admitted they bullied me. I didn't care anymore though, I finally knew then why they bullied me, jealousy.

Oh well, it's all good now.
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EchelonxAnna Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm naturally Ginger too, and i really hated it when people would make fun of me for it. I don't care so much anymore because i've realised that what we have is unique :) Some people would kill for that colouring, because it's so difficult to manufacture. So sucks to be them because we have something they can't have while we can simply dye our hair other colours ^^
Thank you for writing this poem. i feel your pain <3
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Wiliart Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The bullying is over now, it was years ago. It still bothers me though every time I see someone who gets bullied. So many people joke about it, but they don't really know what someone who is bullied has to endure.

Yeah, gingers ^_^ We are unique.
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EchelonxAnna Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Whooo!!

yeah, it really gets to me too, but unfortunately it's an age old tradition for people to pick on the weak :/ as it were. As long as we stand strong and don't succumb to this bullying ourselves then we can make a difference though :)
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Wiliart Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
We sure can, in the end they are just jealous at our beautiful colour of hair.
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EchelonxAnna Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
exactly ^^
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