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How to Save a Life by Demachic How to Save a Life by Demachic
I have seen it multiple times in my time in secondary school that people can be ignored. I never was as I never allowed myself to be :P but I know people who were and are still 'awkward'.

So I make my mission that whenever I stride into class, to sit with anyone who is by themselves! :iconherotimeplz: (I know who prefers to sit by themselves and who doesn't choose to).

Just take one class, you don't always have to sit with your friends, and you can explain to them if they get upset, but it can make a big difference to someone who feels excluded for someone like ya to appear and take an interest in them!:heart:

So yea, you could make a HUGE impact on someone just by simply choosing to sit with them and saying hello! It might not seem like much to you, but it could really mean the world to them. :) :hug::heart:

And the title choice cuz I felt it truly fit :)
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:iconbloodlustbunny:
bloodlustbunny Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that "awkward" one could be your soulmate you never know till you talk to them thats what i belive
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livigrace556 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh. This was me for so long ;~; *whispers thank you omg*
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Demachic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:
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IceAngel1234 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ANd I'm even the alone kid when im with my friends..
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IceAngel1234 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm usually the alone kid in French class..
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mewmewnya1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I actually do this sometimes. Whenever I'm in lunch or find someone sitting alone and I'm with my friends i go and join them and ask if they would like to sit with me and my friends if not i stay and talk awhile.
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Painfully-sweet Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I'd sit with someone if they were alone,
but the only person alone is me.

Anyway, nice poem. All of your artwork is lovely.
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PrincessD95 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually have tears in my eyes from this. This poem actually means so much to me, it's so beautiful. I'm not gonna lie, I used to be the kid who sat by themself all the time, i never really had friends in elementary or junior high and one day in the 7th grade there was one girl who sat next to me and I knew who she was cause she was pretty popular and it really changed my life. She's become one of my best friends since then and I really think about that day a lot. Seriously this poem really hits close to home and it's just so beautifully written, as are all your poems by the way (:
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ArienKronian Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
If only someone did the same for me when I was schooling...

But I came out relatively alright, fortunately.

I got people who sat beside me not by choice: there wasn't any empty seats left.

Those by themselves out of shyness/shunned due to being "different" know when someone sits next to them with a good heart or because there's no other empty seats.
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HanyouInny Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey that kinda reminds me of me a bit... I was always that awkward kid
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BigCarrot Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I did that once..

And now we're kinda best friends (not sure what he thinks xD). We're around each other a lot now..
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wolfhey Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Beautiful poem ;A;

The problem in my school is that people will talk and laugh with you and PRETEND to like you but then they talk behind your back and say terrible things about you much worse then just being ignored if you ask me.
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eliariellis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i totaly agree with you wolfhey...
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rhinnywolf Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that akward kid is me but i have friends they just arentin any of my classes
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stealthyninja21 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
one smile can save a life ^_^
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stealthyninja21 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
i am that unbelieveably awkward kid who sits alone, and one person started talking to me a long time ago and we are like sisters now^^..but we r far apart. still awkward tho. so this year i made it be my mission to befriend the kids who are in the same position i was in before, and once i looked past their outsides, i can see how beautiful and awesome they are. we see too many kiddos being all depressed to the core and commiting suicide cuz they are bullied and no one cares to talk to them..hopefully we can reduce that amount?..GAH TOO LONG XD
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LesFromages Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Last year, there was a girl in my lunch who used to always wear a tail and collar... she was an anime nerd, and she just really was into cosplaying and loved cats.
Needless to say, oftentimes she was alone. I sat next to her one day and started talking to her.
I'm glad I did :-] She was really nice ^_^
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WhirlwindTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If there came a new student to our class that is very shy and lonely, I MIGHT do like that. I would if that person would be nice.
Might only because I've done that many times and every time it ended up noticing that the person got new friends and doesn't care about me anymore.
Thought I usually am that one nobody wants to be with, except my two friends. I'm very happy I met them.
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judai-yuuki Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I hope that this happens to me.
It might not look like it, But I'm really an antisocial weirdo.
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stealthyninja21 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
yo...it will, man. although we dont always have to wait for someone to smile at us, cuz we could be the ones to brighten someone's day :) psst:im an antisocial weirdo too
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theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not an awkward kid (haha like the only one who's said that so far), but this is still awesome! Sometimes you don't even notice that kid. I need to remember to do this more often, because it is my firm belief that you will never regret getting to know someone. :) :heart: :hug: Thanks for reminding me of those kids I can help!~
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44NTW44 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Writer
Thank-you for writing this. I'm often that "awkward person" who just doesn't know who to approach people. There's a long story behind why, but that's not a story for the comments section. It really does make difference, and can even SAVE LIVES. I wish there were more people like you.
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goldensparkprincess Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
aww!
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Shadowp09 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Writer
This is just really sweet. I love it. I've been one of those socially awkward kids my whole life, and I tend to keep to myself. I am getting better at speaking up, but I'm still quiet by nature. But that friendly type of person that will talk to anyone always ends up finding me, and they easily get me out of my shell, and quickly become my best friend. I may not always have the confidence to make the first move, but I don't really need to, so long as there's a social butterfly around. And I love it when they talk to me. They may be crazy, but that's what I like about them. They're just the type of friend that I need.
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StrawberryGiggles Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Writer
I have best friends, but even when I'm around them I feel detached and.. a bit alone. If i try to say something no one really listens. :s
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xNovenusPrimex Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to be that kid that sat by themselves, then I met my best friend of now five years!!! She's just as crazy as I am, too!!
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Moon12345678 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was that awkward alone kid my entire life until I decided to be the person who befriends awkward alone kids. Now I have a flock of socially awkward kids lol.
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TheBlackCatComesOn13 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
.w. Oh I know I couple of people who do that, I call them my saviors <3
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DorkyGurl10 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*reads the title* *turns on the song "how to save a life" by the fray*
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ChristaSea Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am that awkward alone kid...
cause my social skills are lacking
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Starlightmist Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this poem. <3 I'm one of those awkward people, and one day this girl just came up to me when I was standing off from the crowd and she hung out with me for the rest of the day. That really made me feel so happy! I felt included and such. <3
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DRACOICE Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
I would be counted as 'that person out of the crowd", but nobody ever came to me. Oh well. :/
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LinYings Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute...

maybe you should be a peace ambassador or something after ya graduate from school...
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Fiona-Dreamer Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is really cute! I have a clique that always sits by themself in lunch. This year one of my friends and I just had enough of it, and we sat with the new kids and the "awkward" kids at school and our group decided to join us one day. somehow everyone started getting together at that table then, and now It is one big group. So I totally agree with the poem. One should not only sit with the people you know and ignore others. The loners could turn out to have nice characters, or they are really weird, but at least you did something nice by taking some time to get to know them. :D
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double--take Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student
I've loved this ever since I saw it, and now at college I follow your example and make friends with whoever I sit next to. You have helped spread awareness :)
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Demachic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) I'm very glad to hear that! Thank you very much! :)
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corjoth Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
I became well known in my highschool, I collected the misfits and loners and brought them into one group, since I left it's started to fall apart, my occasional visits seem to bring it back together however, even tho the original people who were there are no longer. Kinda makes me happy that someone can recognize what one has done without ever knowing them.
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LostInAPhotograph Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Aww, it's so cute! So true, too.
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Demachic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Crazii4Anime Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I don't sit on my own because my class don't like me, and I'm not a loner, I'm just very chatty, and loud. If I don't sit my ass down by myself, I will be distracted, talk all class and get next to no work done. I don't get to sit with anyone else either because my class has 23; I am the odd one out.


And I don't really like my class, none of them like the things I like, we never have much to talk about, I just bather on about some kid, or something I read or some shit
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Caitie-Manda Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
...That's cool. :wow: Seriously. Because sadly, this kind of stuff does happen..
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Demachic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:
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