I am

May 15, 2009
By Anonymous

I am the lonely darkness
I wonder who I really am
I hear the empty air
I see people ignoring me
I want acceptance
I am the lonely darkness.

I pretend to listen to the problems of others
I feel the lamentations of being alone
I touch the eaves of loneliness
I worry of being alone
I cry when loneliness has taken me
I am the lonely darkness.

I understand I am different
I say life is believable
I dream of a life of compatriots
I try to normalize
I hope the light i’ve never seen will come to me
I am the lonely darkness.

The author's comments:
I felt lonely the first time I entered seventh grade because I was new to the school and the state.

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