Punk is (many things to many people)

Punk is many things to many people.

Loud

Fast

Slow

Angry

Aggressive

Apologetic

Beautiful

Quiet

Demanding

Unapologetic

Dark

Light

Sad

Crazy

Supportive

But most of all it is accepting

It opened its arms and let me in

No questions, no test, no uniform, no expectations

I’m not talking about music

I’m talking about Punk, and what Punk is

 

Punk was born into a world that was angry and disaffected.

Screaming and bawling

Arms flailing

Barely able to stand on its own two feet

The world laughed

Punk screamed louder

The world stopped laughing and started listening

 

Punk began to grow and develop

It became complex

Everyone wanted to own it

No one owns Punk

Parts of it fell off

They became other new lives embodying the spirit of Punk

 

Punk is indefinable

Complex

Growing

Living

Non-binary

Multi-coloured

A Prophet without a bible

It brings us together

Enables us to find others like us, followers of Punk

 

It’s hard to pin point what Punk is

Perhaps what Punk is not would be easier

 

Punk is not

Spreading hatred

Inciting violence

 

Yes that was easier

Punk has a big heart

It is forgiving

But it also has a memory

It doesn’t forget

It learns

It grows

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