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Trapped by School

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She slips in after class, just to be away from them, waiting till the sound of shouting and laughter has subsided, till it's safe to walk home alone.


School occupies a strange place in my mind. It wasn't so long ago, but when I look back it seems foggy; so different from the life I experience now. I was bullied, a lot, at first it really hurt, but I learned to not let it get to me. I was the 'weird' girl, who drew anime. I relised people would always judge, and knew it's you who has to be happy with yourself, you shouldn't change to please them; I noticed the things people would tease me about were the things they were insecure about in themselves. The most valuable lessons I learned weren't in the classroom. I got very comfortable with my own company :) 

My art teacher told me "Cartoons are not art" so I drew in my spare time and let myself indulge in a world all my own.

Schools such a strange place, and this girls having a hard time of it... I can certainly relate to feeling trapped there sometimes, for many reasons...

~How is/was it for you?

Edit: Wow, thanks so much for the response on this one guys :heart: I've enjoyed reading about your experiences, all those having a hard time- It will get better! School is temporary. Use the time to better yourself. While I do read all comments it is a tall order replying to hundreds, so I'm sorry if you don't get a personal response from me, but please do know myself and others support you :) 

Peace, Love and beating the bullies,
~Blue x



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Schools: We want to teach our students amazing things that will be helpful for the future! 
 
Also schools: Let’s spend the whole term learning which side of the potato chip is saltier!
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She was trapped.
Caged.
She was isolated in a crowd of hundreds of her fellow teenagers. Each one striving to be seen, each one striving to be unique, or at least to be shaped in the same "unique" mold as those used by everyone else.
"Unique" by choice. "Unique" like the crowd.
But now "Blue".
She wasn't "Unique". Not by choice.
She had been cursed with the unfortunate burden of being the genuine article.
Actually unique.
Far too so for the crowd.
She was an artist among a sea of ignorance. An open mind in a sea of intellectual stagnation. 
She felt like a song bird in a cage.
An exhibit at the zoo.
She was an oddity.
A curiosity to be gawked at.
No one really understood. Not her peers and not her teachers.
It was not boredom or laziness or indifference that made her, compelled her to draw.
It was a hanger. A deep abiding hunger to create.
Even despite the taunts and the jeers. The corrections and the punishments. The anger and the ignorance.
UncleSunday's avatar
Dis is me 8(
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Apigirl000Student Artist
I can totally related to this
Anythinganamatoinz's avatar
True
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Bulldoggenliebchen Digital Artist
I feel with you. I went through the same thing. Even today I have nightmares from school.

I felt more like being in a prison than learning anything in a school
MrFrigginSuspenders's avatar
here in america, we solve school-induced stress by bringing in an assault rifle
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KuroNekoKeefProfessional Artist
Genius !
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Artistwonders77Hobbyist Digital Artist
school is a weird place.

On one hand, early on, it's an amazing place. It teaches you basics you need for life, like reading, writing, socializing, simple math, etc.
But on the other hand, after awhile, school teaches you the things you'd need for specific jobs. Anyone who wants a creative job that has to do with art, music, etc. is put on the sidelines for those who want to be scientists, bank tellers, etc. 
Not only that, but it gives you work to do at home, a place that is usually considered where you can relax and not worry about work as much.
There's a reason students look forward to summer break.
I mean, who wouldn't look forward to freedom?
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OodlesTheCatHobbyist General Artist
HAH lol when the teacher has you do school work:
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SpamHandsHobbyist Traditional Artist
School to me feels like a block, an obstacle, in my way, for me to draw and sketch.
It drains me of my initiative and drive to doodle on my paper or sketch book.
I often feel kind of lazy and just want to watch Youtube videos, sit there, and do nothing.

I feel it takes away a lot of time that I could have use to do what I want to do.
That does sound a bit selfish, but I just really want to draw.
I hunger and crave for progress and improvement.
It's my want, my goal.
JustARegularPeach's avatar
As a twelve year old, my school is a place where happiness will be drained.
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AlcoDrawsHobbyist Artist
School is fun for some....

Nightmare for others.....

To me....

School was not any of these....

School was a place....

Where people asked me....

If I was ok...

Am I ok?

I'm still asking myself that...

Am I ok?

Do people like me?

Am I popular?

Am I weird?

Others thought I was the weird creepy kid that was an amazing artist....

My friends thought I was an amazing person...

My parents thought I was a weird little girl....

I...

I thought....

I was broken....

I still feel broken inside....

Because of all the heartbreak and pain...

But the laughter of my friends shadow that darkness...

And bring the light back into my eyes.....


Thanks to everyone that I am here today....That I am....




Loved.
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School-
for some of us, it is happy memories and good times.

For most of us, it is our own childhood Hades.

All these decades later, I still remember the hurt.

From this art and comments, I see I am not the only one who suffered.

I hope the pain as faded into the background for you, DestinyBlue, it fades but is always there like a tattoo that was removed but the vestiges of it are still faintly visible.
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Since I first saw this art on Facebook, I wanted to draw it..... This is my attempt please give feedback DestinyBlue..
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I love your art :OhWow: 
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I used your image here for my poem, hope that's ok, I credited you :)
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this artist is over beyond good :D Squee!  but are you going through depression how every you spells Adventure Crying Child - FNAF World - Icon GIF  or just seen people with these problems and trying to make them feel better or make it look beautiful or put a little effort into a picture and make it look like there's nothing to be shamed of,if you are good job!Jacksepticeye happy face Yato (At your service) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] HapPY RALPH Fluffle Puff: *Pet pet* Plushtrap's New Method (Chat Icon) Happy Butterfly Free avatar Heart free avatar GIF Star vs. the Forces of Evil -  Dance Neko Emoji-28 (Yay sho happy) [V2] Panda Emoji-32 (Happy Blush) [V2] Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Heart Dance) [V6] Racing Girl Emoji (Ehehe) [V4] Luffy Anime Emoji (Sho Happy) [V3] Happy/Victorious Good Luck Markiplier Emoticon 
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HOME SCHOOL!HOME SCHOOL!HOME SCHOOL!

YA! GO HOME SCHOOLING!!!

SUCK IT PUB SCHOOL'ERS!!!
JustARegularPeach's avatar
YASS HOMESCHOOL! HOMESCHOOL!
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there was a time when i didn't attack back the mental bullies which was a mistake.
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so pretty! :O
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This is beautiful
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BellusDreamerHobbyist General Artist
I was bullied a lot, especially at the age of 11-13... I'm not sure why, I've always been a kind and friendly person. I guess teenagers often see the weakness insted of kindness, such kids are cruel, really cruel. Years passed. Several months ago I was discussing school things with my friends, they remembered these years... And to be honest, I was shocked, my ex-classmates have been fierce with me. I heard they have been beating me a lot and breaking my pens/pencils etc.
And I remember nothing.
Damn, how awful people should be to beat a defenseless, naive and kind child? I did nothing bad to them. It took a lot of time to become more social. 
I'm happy that I will never see my classmates.
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