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Emo is black.
Emo is red.
Emo is a love of darkness,
But always needing some light.
Emo is the way you look,
But more the way you are.
Emo is resisting the world
Because you can't stand routine.
Emo is loving everyone you know,
Even if sometimes you wish they didn't exist.
Emo is hurting yourself or your body
When deep down you really love them both.
Emo is making your own choices,
While relying on your friends to make it through.
But really, emo is not caring how fucked up you are,
Cause there are so many friends just as fucked up as you.
Emo isn't hate.
Emo is love.
My bit on loving life and getting through the tough times. Interpret as you please.
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Frankeeb19 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
emo is toatlly love i agree with that there. :)
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Slenderfan23 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
this is amazing
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NightstormKitty Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well said my friend.
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ProffesorElm Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist
This piece is very well written. Nicely done! :thumbsup:
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Hannah-Monster Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Emo is none of these things. Emo is a music genre. Emotive hardcore.
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Phantomoflove Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very true, that is what it was originally defined as... but it has also come to be a cultural movement defined by certain ideas and clothing (and whatnot). These are the kind of thoughts and feelings many people I've known who think of themselves as "emo" have. It's sort of just an observational bit, I suppose.
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Hannah-Monster Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
This makes sense I guess. It's just that some people have taken to labeling certain things as Emo and it kind of bothers me. I mean, there are people out there who truely think that because they don't cut themselves or aren't depressed, they aren't "fully emo." And there are people out there that think if you do cut yourself or are depressed then you're emo. It sort of takes the seriousness out of the situation when it is thought of as such a fad.
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Phantomoflove Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I definitely agree with everything above^_^ It's a really odd word that people are constantly fighting over the true meaning of, complete with flame-wars... but really, it's pretty much whatever one decides they want it to be. So, it's pretty much meaningless except on an individual level.
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Hannah-Monster Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Now if only ignorant ass holes could get this concept through their heads. I may not agree with the word Emo, but I would never ever ever bash anyone who claimed to be that. People who do, sicken me.
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XAsariXKimmimoraX Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Student General Artist
Really. Fuckin really. You put all emos cut. NOT TRUE. Other than that, that was a really nice piece of literature you have there. (it's almost two in the morning, and I haven't slept for two days, so please excuse my spelling and grammar >_>)
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Phantomoflove Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't mean for it to seem like I say all "emos" cut. I said that "emo is hurting yourself OR your body," OR being the key word. Not everyone who thinks of themselves as emo cuts, obviously.
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XAsariXKimmimoraX Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student General Artist
ok...
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Xxalice11897xX Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
wow thats amazing and so deep i really get it
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Phantomoflove Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks yew^_^
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N-Szewski Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice. I can understand this now. I never would have thought I'd understand it a year ago. Too bad more people don't get it.
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Phantomoflove Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
It's a really specific way of looking at life. Glad you understand^_^
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fewrevelations Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Student Writer
Honestly, this sounds a little more like punk rock than emo to me... 'cept for the love...
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Phantomoflove Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, one way or another it's pretty love-obsessed:P
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sephirdraw Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
awwww your beautiful
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Phantomoflove Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks^_^
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sephirdraw Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
but ofcourse. ^_^ Much luv
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Freedom95 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
That's the best Emo poem i've ever read. I loved your rant too =) Favourited :D
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Phantomoflove Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Awww, thanks! You make me feel like a famous poet!
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Freedom95 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Lol. Well you ARE to me :D
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tj5598 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
..i like..
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Phantomoflove Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks^_^
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tj5598 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
np
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KaylaKitty Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
its true
thats how i feel inside T_T
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JuliusGirl Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
:D
This describes my relative feelings toward 'emo' as well. Glad I found someone who manifested it into words, something I can't seem to do m'self.
Well done :)
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Phantomoflove Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Glad I make sense to people!
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DJRent Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008   Digital Artist
That's very true, actually. Nice job.
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Phantomoflove Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks^_^
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friendoftheshadows Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Student Interface Designer
love love love love this!!
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Phantomoflove Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much!
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guitarlover333 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
wow this is so amazing, i totally agree

instant :+fav:
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Phantomoflove Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for faving, this seems to have become VERY popular^_^
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guitarlover333 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
:D welcomeness on a stick XD hmm.. your awesome work is being discovered!! :D
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Phantomoflove Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, thank you!
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guitarlover333 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
welcome :D
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Sugarplumfairy123 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
haha i have my little emo rants too:)
tthis ones good...

just know that cutting isnt always attention seeking etc someppl actually have a real problem with it

so yeh

enough of the serious stuff

and yehh this definately describes a lot of what i think emos are..
proud to be(Y) :)
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Phantomoflove Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, my mom has a serious problem with cutting, ever since she was in high school. It's not good... but yeah, def proud to be emo!
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Sugarplumfairy123 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
yeh i'm just starting to get over my problem with self harm, its so addictive and it just annoys me when i see some people treating it like its attention seeking i mean really who's gonna cut unless they feel they have to, no ones sick enough to do it for attention.. but yeh lol i'll stop my rants now
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Phantomoflove Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, it can be really bad... glad you're getting over it^_^
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Sugarplumfairy123 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
so far so good.. but yeh
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emopyro911 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
awesome i love it i love emo people well i guesse thst means i love myself anyway i dont cut myself and i am not self absorbed yet i am emo
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Phantomoflove Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Right on! Proud to be emo, woooot!
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emopyro911 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
i know i love your poems i wrote a few myself but i cant figure out how to post them
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LittleHINATA13 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008   Traditional Artist
i dont do labels anymore but i know what you mean.
i hate it when people call emos fags or something other than that.
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