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You are special
You are uniquely you
There are over seven billion people on this planet
Each one has their own life, their own traits, and their own experiences
They all make a difference in the life of another
You are uniquely you
You are special

You are loved
You have people that you love
There is no such thing as an insignificant person
Every person on this planet has enriched the life of at least one other person
Even the smallest person is incredibly significant
You have people that you love
You are loved

Always remember
Remember that you do matter
You've all done something wonderful
If you weren't here think about what the world would be like
There's a person who'd be lost without you
Remember that you do matter
Always remember
Now and then I feel really unimportant. I feel like I’m kind of a waste, like I could disappear tomorrow and nobody would care. Then I think about everyone I love and everyone who loves me.

If you ever feel down, like there’s no point in your existence just think about what the world would be like if you weren’t there. If you can’t think of at least one person who’d be worse off for it then maybe you should go about changing that.

I know, this is a little touchy for me but hey, we all have emotions. Even me, the guy who’s been called an emotional rock more than once. Truth be told I try and be happy as often as I can so I don’t worry the people around me. If I’m worried or hurting I kind of ignore it so I don’t bum everyone else out. I like to be the guy who makes everyone smile and if that’s all I am when I die then I can die happy.

My friends are gonna pick on me for this, I just know it.

*Well thanks to a recent, totally unexpected influx of readers for this poem, it's now my most faved piece
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I like the formatting of this, getting longer, than circling around back to the main point. Keeps everything flowing at a nice pace.

That's really the only criticism I can levy. All in all, I can't really see anything bad in this piece. In fact, not only is it good on its own merits, but it excels above and beyond that simply for being something uplifting and encouraging. A rarity among many poems I must admit. For that alone, I would probably give full marks, but the way you write it also makes the piece feel personal to each person I think. Overall, a good piece indeed.
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That is such a lovely peice of writing you've composed there. Whilst I was reading this it really warmed up my heart and made me feel, well, special. That was probably your aim right?

Also this writing can be quite inspirational to those who are struggling with their lives, I'll be honest, this related to me a lot and the impact of your words made a difference! This reminded me that I'm not lonely and I am loved. This really warmed up my heart and soul! Thank you.
I give you five stars because it really made me feel better about myself. :)
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LaPequenaChicana Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow I really love this!
This really brings my happiness to me because I've been feeling down and thinking I don't really matter but then this makes me think of the difference I made to my friends and family!
Really nice on writing this:D
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Great-Lord-Dread Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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LaPequenaChicana Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome :)
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IanabelleIsaK Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Beautiful, I can relate.
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Great-Lord-Dread Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you.
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Blazefan3669 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Writer
I'm glad someone wrote this.  More often than not, I feel like the only people I am important to are my family.  I have ONE good friend, and at that, I can never shake the feeling that he's simply being nice to me out of pity or something.  I'm glad I'm not the only one.  Truth be told, I'm afraid to show who I really am to anyone for fear of being ridiculed.
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Great-Lord-Dread Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Writer
It makes me immensely happy to hear that my work has made you feel better, in even a small way.
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Blazefan3669 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Writer
We all need things like this once in a while.  Again, I thank you for writing this.  :happycry:  :iconletmehugyouplz:
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VespaTheLaika Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
 I'm loving this Pucca crazy dance
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Great-Lord-Dread Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you!
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:iconlittle-hellion-fever:
Simply remarkable. It should resonate with anyone. And that makes it beautiful. So, so, beautiful. I have never added a poem to my favorites before. But today I did.
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Great-Lord-Dread Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you very much. It's so nice to hear that somebody liked my work this much.
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K-knuckles Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Artist
This is beautiful.
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Great-Lord-Dread Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh, thank you very much. A lot of attention for this piece all of a sudden.
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K-knuckles Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Artist
Anytime
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Sceptilianblade Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I shall have to save this for whenever I'm feeling down about myself. Thank you for this bit of inspiration.
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84-29388498905029375 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Digital Artist
You are special indeed- just like everyone else.

If I pick on you for this, does that make us friends? ( per your comment on this deviation )
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Great-Lord-Dread Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Sounds like a plan.
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84-29388498905029375 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Digital Artist
so ocd you plan your friendships tsk tsk ; )
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Great-Lord-Dread Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Not so much plan as regulate, I regulate my friendships.
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84-29388498905029375 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Digital Artist
I prefer regurgitate. I regurgitate my friendships.
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Great-Lord-Dread Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Cannibal!
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Rhiannfleming Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
This is beautiful!
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Great-Lord-Dread Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you very much.
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UPlover Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This one I really loved because it made me smile.
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GABanks118 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Writer
Shouldn't you be getting by with a little help from your friends?
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Great-Lord-Dread Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Careful, keep referencing The Beatles and I might be forced to like you.
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GABanks118 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Writer
Please, allow me to introduce myself; I'm a man...of wealth and taste.

Ah, who am I kidding? I'm flat broke.
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Great-Lord-Dread Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Writer
I'm a man of poverty and simple pleasures. I like to hammer the keys of my laptop until something resembling a story or opinion comes out.
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GABanks118 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Writer
Do you go through a lot of keyboards?
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Great-Lord-Dread Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Yeah, that's why I'm poor.
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DrakeManaweilder Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Huh... Wish I'd read something like this a few years before I met you and everyone else in The Group.

Beautiful.
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inspectork1412 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Finally got a chance to comment... way early in the morning, but still.

This is a very good poem; the structure is really cool, and the message is very inspiring... also quite true. A rock in the water always sends out ripples that touch everything else, regardless of how far away they are. I can't wait to see more from you, my friend.
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Great-Lord-Dread Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Poetry was never my strong point, but this just sort of happened. Not sure how I came up with it, I just did.
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inspectork1412 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's generally how poetry goes. Things just kinda happen.
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PhoenixACX Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very touching. Sometimes I need to hear something like this... even if I question its validity in practical life. Maybe it's just the belief that helps. I have trouble with the ideas in the second stanza. But only because I have a hard time believing what it says for my own reasons.

You've stopped me and made me think. Very well done, pal.
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Great-Lord-Dread Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Writer
If you don't feel that you're getting the proper respect and love from the people in your life, maybe it's time you think about getting new people. The second stanza may seem idealistic and it may not be true for everyone, but it can be if you just try to make it so.

Thanks for reading, I'm glad you liked it.
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PhoenixACX Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be great if I felt like I had people. But I can definitely see where your point goes.

No problem. I rather enjoyed it, thank you.
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