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I Am Divergent

I am not brave, yet I push myself further
I am not selfless, yet I cannot take a life
I cannot tell a lie, yet I lie too often
I am not smart, yet I am a strategist
I am not kind, yet I protect innocent people
What does this make me?

I am only brave when I am selfless
I am only selfless when I am not as important
I am only truthful when I decide it is best
I am only cunning when the situation calls for it
I am only kind when it is the right thing to do
Am I a specific faction?

No

I am neither Dauntless, nor Abnegation
Nor Candor, Erudite, or Amity
My mind is not specifically set
I am only myself
I Am Divergent
I LOVE DIVERGENT <3
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Cinemutt14 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Tht...ws..BEAUTIFUL!! :') X3 •>_<•
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ThinkingAboutPuppies Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Just plain beautiful.
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TheWriterTMG Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!!! I'm going to try and write another one. I hope you like that one as well :)
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BlackFlyBird Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
*Claps hands in an applause*
Beautiful! Absolutely stunning!!
You have a great point. There is no way you can group people into only five groups, it doesn't work. Each person is unique and has different traits. The traits also differ because of religion, culture and beliefs.
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TheWriterTMG Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! I, personally, also think that Veronica is trying to say that although society sets standards that we should "strive to achieve" doesn't mean we have to. The person who defines you is you, and you should never let anyone tell you who you are. 
Oh my gosh, I sound so philosophical O.O
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brookwaterstream Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We all r different u have a point u can't possibly b in only one faction
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TheWriterTMG Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think that is what Veronica, the author of the Divergent trilogy, is trying to tell us. Being divergent, being different, it only makes us human.
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brookwaterstream Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitly
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nameless-dude Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014   Artist
:D
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ClaireChellat88mph Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this.  I don't think anyone could fit into one category alone, if you ask me.  We all have different traits and characteristics
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TheWriterTMG Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Having different traits and characteristics makes us unique. If people limit themselves to only one category, I feel sorry for them. They could be so much more. 
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ClaireChellat88mph Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree. :)
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Shadowhunters-98 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student General Artist
omg. this is amazing. it is so true and so clever
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bkworm5 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That doesn't make any sense. "I cannot tell a lie, yet I lie too often." Shouldn't it be: I can tell lies, which I do too often?
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TheWriterTMG Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That wouldn't work for this poem because I'm trying to show that she contradicts herself. I appreciate your criticism, though. 
Also, the "cannot" in that sentence is saying that she feels that it is morally incorrect to lie, not that she physically can't do it. 
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bkworm5 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. That makes more sense. Thank you for explaining that.
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TheWriterTMG Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No problem. I hate it when I don't understand something in writing, so I want to make sure that everyone understands what I'm trying to convey. :)
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Asterlia Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
I think by "cannot" it really means that it's socially unacceptable to tell a lie and therefore shouldn't do it yet they do it anyway, and not that they aren't capable of telling a lie.
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TaylorSwift888 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
I love this so much, good job! :happybounce: 
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TheWriterTMG Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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FireflyElixer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
This is amazing, I love the books and this is just perfect. :iconlaplz:
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TheWriterTMG Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
wow thank you so much! I always love it when I meet other people who like the same books as I do ^_^
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FireflyElixer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Same, then you can just start chatting with them and such with how you reacted when so and so did this, and so on. ^.^
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TheWriterTMG Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
There's no such thing as fangirling too much
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FireflyElixer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Agreed!
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The-Fire-Magician Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I really enjoyed the poem!
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TheWriterTMG Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you! I'm glad that you liked it! It's always good to find another person who likes Divergent
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The-Fire-Magician Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
You're most certainly welcome! :D
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