I am a NERD.
As a kid, I often heard that word,
And I recall how hearing it,
Would anger and upset me.
And how they used to look my way,
And immediately forget me.
They never really saw my face.
Huge glasses took up half the space.
And kids who’d been friends years before,
Suddenly weren’t friends anymore.
Too embarrassed to talk to me,
Or even to be seen with me.
Saying hi was all it took,
For them to give a dirty look.
Don’t talk to me. You are not cool.
You do not exist at this school.
You are nothing. You are a NERD.
There it is.
That word again.
That hated, hated word.
But the thing is…
I really am a NERD.
Of that there is no doubt.
No longer do I hate the word.
For being a NERD is what I’m All About.
I never will be cool. I am a NERD.
And I’m okay with it.
Truth be told, I am a NERD
And pretty damn proud of it.
24 thoughts on “NERD”
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You write quite well for a nerd! Kidding! I really enjoyed your poem!
Hehe…thanks. Well, us nerds have many hidden talents. *wink wink*
This is so charming. My husband is a nerd, I love nerds! And you no what I am pretty damn lame myself, my husband says I am more of dork whatever the difference might be 😛
Thank you for your kind words, and allow me to direct you to one of my previous posts, in which I explain the differences between nerds, geeks, and dorks. I’m such a nerd I actually researched this.
being a NERD is not that bad after all.
It has its moments. 🙂
A lovely poem well written. I don’t have much going for me either, maybe we should start a Nerds club and I will join and fit in with no problems 🙂 well done
cool …..really pleased you can love you …..great writing,Thank you
Love is such as a strong word, though. I’m not sure if I entirely love myself but I have learned to be more accepting of myself as an uncool freak. Glad you liked the piece!
Well for me you’ve definitely made being a Nerd cool with this poem! Thank you
wonderful assertion of self
As my husband says, “We are all nerds in some way… nerd on!” The term doesn’t mean what it did 20 years ago, and it’s good to see you embracing that part which brings you here to share with us.
Big glasses, big bangs. Nerds unite!
Yes! Nerd solidarity! As you can see from the photo I posted, my hair was curled, which in my opinion made me look even more dorky.
Believe it or not…. I’m a nerd too ! 🙂 Love it !
Gee – big glasses and fluffy hair are all the rage at the moment (so I’m told!). Nice poem…..but I bet you turned into a beautiful swan……(despite your Nerd tendencies….?)
That’s so sweet. I did turn out to be fairly attractive despite my nerd tendencies. 🙂
Among all those lines.. I love this one the most “Truth be told, I am a NERD
And pretty damn proud of it”
Thanks for sharing..
Gives you independence and self worth not to follow the crowd. I bet you are top of the class !
Oh my god. I love this so much. I’m a NERD too.. always have been. Nerds Unite!
In the words (paraphrased, anyway) of Gilbert from Revenge of the Nerds, “I’ve some news for all the beautiful people out there. There are more of us than there are of you.”
Tell it like it is, 🙂 I am a word ner have you heard,, lol, Thank you, much appreciated, WS
Your poem brings back a lot of junior high school memories. I was a nerd with big glasses too. For whatever reason, my fellow nerds and I were the worst behaved kids in the school and quite popular. We had all of the fun. Good times! Beauty comes in all shades or types, and your poem expresses that.