THE REBEL

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When everybody has short hair,
The rebel lets his hair grow long.
When everybody has long hair,
The rebel cuts his hair short.
When everybody talks during the lesson,
The rebel doesn’t say a word.
When nobody talks during the lesson,
The rebel creates a disturbance.
When everybody wears a uniform,
The rebel dresses in fantastic clothes.
When everybody wears fantastic clothes,
The rebel dresses soberly.
In the company of dog lovers,
The rebel expresses a preference for cats.
In the company of cat lovers,
The rebel puts in a good word for dogs.
When everybody is praising the sun,
The rebel remarks on the need for rain.
When everybody is greeting the rain,
The rebel regrets the absence of sun.
When everybody goes to the meeting,
The rebel stays at home and reads a book.
When everybody stays at home and reads a book,
The rebel goes to the meeting.
When everybody says, Yes please,
The rebel says, No thank you.
When everybody says, No thank you,
The rebel says, Yes please.
It is very good that we have rebels.
You may not find it very good to be one.
                                                                                                          BY,D.J.ENRIGHT
This poem is all about the different characters that we came across in our surroundings or in our life.
Those are the people who  thinks differently and do things differently.

In this poem the poet says about the rebel is in the age of school days, and how they are behaving in that class room.

Primarily, the poet tells us about a pseudo rebel; the wish to look different during adolescence. The poet also highlights the importance of difference of opinion and change associated with it. The poet tells us about a teen ager who seems opposing society. He has short hair when everybody has long hair. When everybody has short hair, he cuts his hair short. When everybody talks during the lesson, he remains quiet.

When others are silent, he creates disturbance. When all dress soberly, her wears fantastic clothes. In the company of dog lovers, he prefers cats. In the company of cat lovers, he likes dogs. So is the case with sun, rain, book reading and meeting. The poet says that such pseudo rebels are good for any society because they oppose majority for constructive purpose, however, it could be very tough to be a rebel.

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