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Keepin it simple tonight :P :nod:

I doodled the picture of the kid standing in the crowd and then wrote the poem around it. It was for fun as I've been quite bothered lately and this thought has crossed my mind a few times in the past week or so.

The world is so

BIG

and life is pretty

LONG

and I have to wonder how many people reeaaallly stick with someone in their thoughts for their whole life. Even if they only spoken for a month maybe.

Do you think you're making an impact on peoples lives?
With the way you act, dress or treat/help them? Why or Why not?

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xXmariisa23Xx Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've recently come to realize, that the meaning of your life, is the total of what you mean to others.
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Neonduck7 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
This is one of my favorite poems!
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SunsetSprite Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not really because not many people like me for what I am.
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MissChibiChild Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What's weird is that I was thinking somewhere along the lines of this question. And to be honest, my character needs work. I'm not a great person and I know that I'm not anyone special in any particular. I asked myself today, "If life were a movie what would be my part?" and I thought, "That person that says a few lines that are kind of odd. Maybe a funny thing or two, but mostly just odd. Probably stupid. When the movie's said and done, I'm not majorly memorable." :/
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Bananatect Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love your poems!!!
when i was a toddler, i had three friends who lived in the next town from me, and for four years every friday i would go and see them. but when we had to start school we went to different schools and i didn't see them again until one of them invited me to her 8th birthday party and the other two didn't remember me at all.
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LordofStupidity Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I used to wonder if my old friends still remembered me. Most of them were from kindergarten, so my ties to them are cut off. I still wonder if they think about me, but not as often. I wonder why?
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amyrose4everrrr Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Artist
i still remember some people's names and faces that i've meet when i was like 4.
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DemoniqueAlma Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's a interesting thought and i do remember some people and i think it's very important to remember them it's a chance encounter so let it be a memorable one!
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alxa13 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great poem, it explains what I and other people feel. I'm going to be graduating from HS soon and I wonder about this all the time.

I try to help others but I'm the shy, book-worm type. I always smile and have a positive attitude, so maybe others will remember that about me?
Awesome work :)
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stealthyninja21 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
im concerned about whether i made a good impact or bad
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dashrogue Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
i don't need people to remember me, my name, or w/e. the only important thing is the act
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Farelle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
you will make impact on those people who think you are important to them in one or another way ;)
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Larkwing Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
I can't say if I'm making an impact on other people's lives, but I can tell you that there are a select few (I can count them on the fingers of one of my hands, and thumbs aren't fingers) that have made an impact on me and I am going to be extremely upset if I ever lose contact with them.

Obviously, though, I didn't make a big enough impact on my best friend from second grade, because he sure as heck doesn't recognize me.

Then there are the people that I met once for a brief moment in time and lost. There was a little boy at the airport once who was going on the same plane as me, and he was so excited to talk to me. I was playing pokemon and so was he and he wanted to tell me all about his game. He showed me his pokemon cards and things, and he even gave me one. It's a Giratina.

Sometimes I wonder what happened to him, but at the time I had the feeling I'd see him again. Then there are the people that did little kind acts, like stopped to hold the door when I was still a ways back. Those are the people that inspire me to do the same, because I know that little act made me feel good and it's always nice to see that you made a person smile.

I always try to encourage people when they think they're not good enough. I always try to make people smile. Sometimes it's hard, because I can be an extremely cynical person at times, but it's always worth it. To get back on topic- in a way, I think the little things I say or do make a larger impact on people than other, larger things. It just seems that way.
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LesFromages Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I can agree with this entirely ^_^ I don't know why, but oftentimes I will remember these random people that I met... if only for an instant.
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bookaddicted Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Very cute~
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Pandor17 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Artist
In response to your poem,...
Nope!
I am not making much impact on people's lives, mostly because I'm a shadow girl, even online I hide in the shadows and only come out only when I'm feeling YEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAH!!!
Dress doesn't affect much, unless you dressed in a special way that makes people remember you. Not weird, just special.
For example, my friend, she has this really cute naturally born gift/talent of picking out clothes that make her looks attractive in an innocent and lovely way, like the Taylor Swift feel not the Britney Spears feel. Even if the clothes she was wearing was very simple and plain, she wore them in such a way that when you part ways, she would imprint inside your mind an image of a very kind and caring and soft person. We lost touch. D:
Acting, yes, depends. If you act alright, you won't make an impression. If you act mean, they'll remember that you're mean, even if they forgot your name. But if you act nice, they might forget you, but they'll never forget the things that you've done for them. Like how I have always remembered my elementary school bully as a rotten and cruel girl even though now she's very well-mannered and nice. Or like how whenever I think of my mom or eat the food that she makes, it always create a warm safe feeling in my chest. Except when she's mad of course. ^^ I'm very lucky to be able to think that.
For treat and help, the above also applies for this one.
Why? huh....
I guess we humans have always like sweet things than harsh things, no?
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BrittyDee Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting thought ^^ It's funny cause I have so many memories from kids in school who I haven't seen since elementary school and wasn't even friends with, and I don't even remember some of their names. But I remember their faces, and some things they've said. And I wonder if some kids that have moved away that I was friends with remember me. There was a boy I was close to in 4th grade and I wonder sometimes if we coulda grew up being best friends if he hadn't moved away. And I wonder if he even remembers me.
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Fantasy-JG Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Huh... That's a thought. :/
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FIRELETTERS Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
nope
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pengirl100and2 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   Writer
The boy who gave me a free admission once, wthout even letting me thank him for the pass. The little girl in the grocery store who asked for an apple instead of fruit snacks.
Sometimes the people I think about once are the ones I'll never meet again.
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pilarouro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that maybe is better to do the opposite question to find an answer: is there people who made an impression in your life and that you will always remember? In my case, I would say yes. Of course not everybody I've met and not even everybody who has been my friend, but some people stay for years and become an important part of your life. And some others share with your an important life experience which makes them part of your story.
You shouldn't be sad if you don't made an impression in most of people around you, because you are, and never hesitate this, very important for someone.
And, as you said, life is long and you'll meet more people which will make an impression on you and you will on them. :)
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kashkat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
I LOVE this thats exactly what I think! I have ALWAYS wondered if I really have an impact. But people tend to remember so I guess I do..........but that could just be becaue I have an unusual name..........I wonder?
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Crow1412 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I thought about this too.
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mamouse Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
yeah you do wonder how your impacting people you meet and don't meet
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msmusic137 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this, and I feel the same way. I've often asked myself these questions, and the way you tie all the ideas together is amazing and inspiring(:
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Relic-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These verses should be in a Dr. Suess book. :D
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X-Demo-xX Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm sure I make an impact, but I don't know if it's one big enough to remember for a while~
This is such a nice topic to ponder about! >w<
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AnAwkwardBlue Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Good question; the rhythm of the poem reminds me of Dr. Suess's poems.
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Cylorr Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that you change a person slightly when you meet them. It might be a really small change, but one all the same. Like, I've forgotten the names of people in my kindergarten class, but they have definitely helped form my personality and who I am.
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Shoad Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Personally; I think you make an impact depending on how much effort you put into making one. xD
It also depends on the other persons AGE.
Younger people are more likely to forget the people they met, unless they made an ENDLESS and UNWAVERING impact on them.
(I can't remember my teacher's name in grade school, or other people from the same era of my life; but I remember teachers from secondary school because its more RECENT; and my mind and recognitive skills have increased).

Personally; I don't think I make too much of an impact on anyones life, unless I try to do so. More often than not, I tend to give up, and therefore become foregetable.

But, sometimes, when I feel like being my inner wacko person; I do believe Im memorable.
And to the people at work (I work with kids) that need to relate to me everyday.
I have parents who know my name, and call me as thus, because Im someone they have relied their children to for such a long time.

Meanwhile; during my life, Ive tried my best at being invisible, because it's less complicated; and easier than making an actual effort.
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DaisyGirl3000 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It strive to be kind to everyone I meet, so I certainly hope so. :aww:

I noticed other people telling stories, so I guess I will too. One day I was in school, waiting for class to start. I notice this girl walk in, and she looked really sad. So, before class ended, I went up to her and asked what was wrong. Turned out she was having some issues with abusive ex. Classwas about to end, so I gave her my phone number and told her to call or text if she needed someone to talk to about it, and later that day she did, and she thanked me, so.. That's one person I suppose. hehe
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punkylemon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I think you meet certain people for a reason and, yes, they make an impact. I met a guy about 3 years ago who just started randomly talking to me while I was walking around a museum. We talked for about 5 minutes but I've NEVER forgotten him. I didn't know his name, he looked pretty plain and all we talked about was what we thought of the exhibits but, for whatever reason, that stuck with me.

Back to the subject of the poem, I love it :D Great job. I always love your poems. Keep it up :meow:
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AnimeOtaku4444 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
There was a girl in my Grade One class who I really hated, because she'd poke my back when we were walking to assembly in the mornings if I walked too slowly for her liking. She was in my class again in Grade 12, and I remembered her. She was the girl who made me hate the name 'Amy'. ^.^'
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summerday27 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I met a boy once. I was selling girl-scout cookies. My mom and his mom started talking. We hung out for a little bit. I must've been, sevenish? It was several years ago. I never did see him again. I think about him all the time.
Same goes for this other boy. I used to hang out with him when my brother went to baseball. Again, several years ago. We used to hang out and play. I think about him all the time too.
I really wish i could i could meet these boys again. It was a long time ago and a small amount of time, but they never cease to cross my mind all the time.
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13th-ZodiaK Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I guess yeah. My family and I are going around the world, and everyone we meet is like, "Omigosh are you serious??? Isn't it expensive??? IT ISN'T??? I wanna do it!!!"

Either that or they try to fit in my suitcase. :lmao:

Love your poems :hug:
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WindsnapPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yes because im not afraid to be different. and i will make SURE people remember me, unless i want them to forget!
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nikkejas Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww this is so cute :love:
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Silssa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made a really big impact in my own life XD. But seriously, I think I saved someone's life, so yeah..
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Catkitz27 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I always ask these questions all the time, but I never say them out loud because I'm very unsure what the answer will be. It probably explains why I'm self conscious when I talk to people...
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drakora5588 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
A curious pondering...I find myself thinking this a lot. I just try to be myself. It's all I can really do.
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AiiyaGoesRawr12-5 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been asking myself this lately.... I dunno the answer yet
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Raion239 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
This honestly affects me so much... I based a large part of my life around this train of thought, and I can not express how it feels to have someone understand - even if you were keeping it simple it made a huge impact
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PuddingValkyrie Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm. And now I wonder, too...
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Em-Silverflake Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you've made an impact on my life... just because of your ability to so plainly put my thoughts into words every time <3
And I believe that it doesn't matter if the person remembers your name in twenty years, or thinks about you after your encounter... even if you only ever have 1 conversation with the person in your whole life, a little kindness goes a long way for ANYONE! And even a little bit could make an impact on a person's life, whether they realize it or not :)
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Cheetah-Moon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
I don't know if I make an impact on people's lives. When I try, sometimes I feel like I leave a positive impact with the knowledge i've gained through reading and personal life experience.
I think I impact people negatively with the way I dress, i always try to dress nice, and people probably remember me as that stuck up fashion bitch who thinks shes better than anyone else.
The way I act can sometimes offend people, I say some outrageous things, but I always try to treat people with respect, and a lot of people remember me just because they called a nicely dressed girl who opened the door for them when they needed the help.

Yet I don't think I've a great impact on people.
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Chanea Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is so true!
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EndlessSecrets Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   General Artist
This pretty much sums up everything I've been thinking about lately. Beautifully written and drawn, I love this!!
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Megan-Bear Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wah, I was just thinking about the other day !
I am the type of person who, even if I spoke to someone once, I will remember them for a really long time. And if I'm taking a walk, I might even wonder what that random person in front of me at the check-out line is doing. It's odd to some U v U

But this poem fits me so well. Wonderful job again x] ! <3
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AquaDragonDavanin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome :heart: I hope i make an impact on everyone i meet. ^^
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