Young Writers Project: Ignore
The word "ignore" has such a negative connotation,
it is only thought of in relation
to being unwanted, an enraging frustration.
When, really, ignoring can provide a delightful vacation
from the people who live off of three shallow sensations:
humiliation, accusation and constant flirtation.
How can we trust when throughout this "great nation"
lies are accepted without confirmation;
no one is seen without speculation;
no one can be famous without exploitation?
When it seems like there is no consolation,
the happiest people are the ones who realize a "shun"
is a gift to ourselves, an emancipation.
The trickiest part is knowing what deserves toleration;
pay attention to details, not the demoralization.
So, is it really a crime to resist the temptation,
to give society the power of intoxication,
to let it spoil your spirit with no chance of salvation?
Don't label those of us anti-social, stuck-up or weird;
look at those people with admiration,
because their will is stronger than your desperation.