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No you can’t do that!

No you can’t have that!

No we can’t afford that!


No that’s not healthy for you!

No you can’t stay up that late!

No you need to loose at least five more pounds!


No that college won’t accept your lazy self!

No that’s not perfect!

No a ‘98’ can’t be your best!


No you can’t make a living from writing!

No you can’t do what you dream!

No, no, no, no, NO!


I’m so tired of ‘No’!


Yes you can just sit there like a good girl.

Yes you can eat all these protein shakes and vitamins.

Yes you can be the perfect person I want.


Yes I’ll go take a bunch of advanced classes I’ll never pass.

Yes I’ll go become an engineer like everyone else.

Yes I’ll give up on my dreams cause they’re stupid.


Is that what it will take to get a ‘Yes’ around here?
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Rayquaza384 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student General Artist
YES !
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vampiregurl15 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love this because it is so true. For many children one of the first words they learn how to say is "no". Why? Because they hear it so often. It is too bad that we as a society focus more on negative reinforcement than the positive. The latter is so much healthier for self esteem.
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Shadowkat678 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! I just started here, but I hope some of my pieces will impact people like this. That would be awesome. :happybounce: 
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shaymind Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
i plan on taking a path similar to the one you're on- engineering isn't my dream, but neither is writing -the setting is my dream- writing is just how i make it more real. but my personality would probably prefer engineering to writing, honestly.

still, i sympathize- while i've never experienced it at this level, that feels like all the "no, you have to learn an instrument", "don't make vampires common, they're disgusting!", "you're going on this diet that might heal your ASD, like it or not!" "shut up about were-sheep already", "you're going to dance classes" etc. i get from my mom.
good luck with setting up your own path!
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speed-angel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
I hate when people try to push you along a path you dont want to go on. so if thats what someone did to you then I may not be able to help you much but I hope this is enough -hugz- 
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Writer
I hate it too and it happens a lot more than I would like. Once I get out though I plan on choosing my own path, with or without their permission. :) Thank you! :hug: 
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speed-angel Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
:D no problem! (hug)
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AmyNChan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It sometimes seems that way
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:iconhidden-behind-a-book:
Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Writer
:/ Then you find a loophole and life gets better. :) 
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:iconamynchan:
AmyNChan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I'm hoping for.  *^_^*
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:iconhidden-behind-a-book:
Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Writer
:D Just hoping doesn't do the job though, you gotta make the loophole yourself a lot. 
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AmyNChan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know..
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Nina-Lyn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The last line is almost humorous, but it's also sad because it hits that "What do I need to do to be good enough?" question right on the head. 

This is a very relatable piece, great job +fav  
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Writer
I wrote that line laughing cause that's actually what I told my Dad the other day. Thank you! :) 
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fantasyfreag Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014

oh sorry I can make u happy :(

I'm so sorry dear...


but wait make the best from this day dear!;)

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:iconhidden-behind-a-book:
Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you :) 
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fantasyfreag Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
;) hope u feel better hon!
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:iconhidden-behind-a-book:
Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Writer
:) You and me both. 
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fantasyfreag Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014

welcome again dear!^^

nice day ;)

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SailorMeowMeow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Holy hell, i understand this to the T
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:iconhidden-behind-a-book:
Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Writer
You are not alone. :) 
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InSilentNoise Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
My eyes are watering. Could this be any more perfect and accurate?
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! Blush It amazes me how many other people feel like this as well! 
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:iconx3beyondthesunx3:
X3beyondthesunx3 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   Writer
Amen, a nice way to display the struggle! 
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:iconhidden-behind-a-book:
Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! :D 
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RieldAlhazrad Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Yes or not.

The aceptation whit a social group Or the refuse about ur preferences.

The people need listening about the power of their words. Can be helping or wounding.

=3 im says yes.
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Writer
:D Too true my friend, too true. 
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Werewolfleader265 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is basically my life. Nice piece of work! Now I know i'm not alone with the NO's.
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:iconhidden-behind-a-book:
Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! :D
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Yinai-185 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU ... have just made my day.
I can relate to this ... great work.
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:iconhidden-behind-a-book:
Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Writer
Blush Thank you! I'm glad I'm not the only one out there that feels like this. 
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Yinai-185 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problems keep the awesome work going :D 
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Kaniahlies Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Annnd... I love this. ^.^
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:iconhidden-behind-a-book:
Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Writer
:) thank you! 
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Kaniahlies Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
No problem. XD
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EmeraldGuardian-04 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

This is how I feel right now.. :saddummy: Three more years, and I'll never have to hear those 'No's again...


:iconclapplz:

You just made my day with this poem.

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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Writer
:) Just a few more months for me! Then I am gone! :D 
Thank you so much!
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BsCremers Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beutyful poet
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:iconhidden-behind-a-book:
Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! :) 
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BsCremers Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sorry but i gonna give you a no again
you will get a yes from me :)
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