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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?


I am neither Dauntless, nor Abnegation
Nor Candor, Erudite, or Amity
My mind is not specifically set
I am only myself
I Am Divergent
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ThinkingAboutPuppies Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Just plain beautiful.
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 :)
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.
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
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
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.
brookwaterstream Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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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
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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