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i.

To the boy who prefers spending Friday nights at home:

the world does not understand how beautiful silence sounds
sometimes. 
As you crack open that book you've been waiting to read,
  or plug in your computer,
    or listen to music,
      or, 
         or, 
            or, 
or just maybe stare at the night sky from your bedroom window-
(please) remember what everyone else seems to forget;
that being alone does not always equal lonely--
and that sometimes no company is the best company there is. 

ii.

To the girl who does not speak up in class: 

I was once you. 
You are not deficient, I promise, despite everyone telling you otherwise. 
You might be the only one who will ever know the universes 
tucked inside your head, 
because they are beautiful secrets you cannot bring yourself to share,
for fear that they might be vandalized. 
When you speak, it is a whisper, 
like a dandelion, like a feather, like your mother tucking you in at night 
after you have fallen asleep. 
People will tell you to speak up, speak louder,
but keep that beautiful dandelion voice of yours, 
because you must know that
volume isn't always necessary to be heard, 
and that the ones who really want to hear you (the ones who really matter), 
will. 

iii. 

To the introverts: 

Too often, we hate ourselves for not being enough.
For not being loud enough,
for not being assertive enough,
for not speaking enough,
for not going out enough,
I want to tell you that you are
really,
truly,
enough. 

(I promise.) 
Nowadays I see loads of people feeling bad about being introverts, like they're not enough. Please do not feel bad, friend. It is not you that is the problem; we live in a society where extroversion is rewarded and introverts are cast to the side. However, just because we are internally inclined does not mean we are deficient or lacking in something. I've been seeing a lot of wonderful writing on here that's been about introversion, but more often than not it's about introversion being a hindrance or something negative. I wanted to write something to counteract that. 

I love you all, extroverts and introverts alike. :heart: 

(c) me

This piece was also inspired by imperfect-parachute's poem, How to Love an Introvert. Check it out and leave her some nice words! 

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Lantern-Tan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow, this is so beautiful.  It has a really nice meaning and it's very well written too. ^^  I'm an introvert, so I can relate with this a lot, actually.  The line, "You are not deficient, I promise, despite everyone telling you otherwise" really got to me.  Great job on this and thank you for sharing it! <3
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sylveda Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :iconbrohugplz:
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r0b0tic-k47 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Beautiful, extroverted or introverted we all have something to share with the world :)
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sylveda Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Writer
your statement is absolutely correct. Thank you :heart: 
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soul-crafter Featured By Owner Edited Aug 31, 2014   Digital Artist
This is beautiful and encouraging.
You soothe us introvert's discomfort, thank you :D
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sylveda Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Writer
no, thank you. I love receiving comments such as yours; it tells me I have succeeded in what I wanted to do. :hug:
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katya-13 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This was excellently written, to begin with. The formatting was pleasant to view (the whole or, or, or) part, and ultimately this was just a spectacular piece. Introversion really isn't a bad thing, and you captured that idea well.
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sylveda Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much! :heart: 
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katya-13 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful...
Each of us have a verse to sing
To add to the universal music
Even if we're only humming to ourselves. :heart:
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