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   Walking through the halls

eyes cut me with a cold stare.

Flesh creeps, hair stands on the back of my neck

is your aggression mine to bear?



Do you hear my voice

over the huge crowd?

All aspects of my life scream: "Individuality -

I'm different and I'm proud!"



But like a normal person

When you throw stones I bleed.

Even if I don't belong

to your race, sex, religion, or creed.



I feel pain.

I dream just like you.

I suffer the wrath

of my mistakes too.



But I know for my problems

ninety-nine percent of the time I am to blame.

But yours I have nothing to do with

so don't you dare associate guilt with my name.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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SourStrawberries said...
Feb. 21, 2014 at 11:44 am
Remarkable work!!! ;D
 
Palak S. said...
Dec. 17, 2013 at 1:20 pm
Amazing...!!..This is really great piece of poetry..
 
Sparkles96 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:25 pm
Wow. This poem left me breathless. Thanks for sharing your truth. I love it.
 
devikaarora said...
May 4, 2012 at 3:13 am
Amazing work! :)
 
AndThenThereWasPaint.. said...
Jan. 15, 2012 at 5:48 pm
I LOVE this!! please keep writing, you are very talented!
 
Villangel said...
Dec. 2, 2011 at 5:10 pm
This is truly brilliant. The words flow with ease and the statement is completely true. You're a gifted writer.
 
Neytiri said...
Nov. 10, 2011 at 2:30 pm
This is such an amazingly accurate and brilliant poem. I'm serious. It's amazing!! I can relate to it really easily!! :D
 
spency said...
Jun. 9, 2011 at 11:36 am
this is really good...keep it up...5/5
 
birdcage2 said...
Jun. 9, 2011 at 9:28 am
this is really good and i agree some people at my school hate me fpor know reason. some people spread flase rumers. now i am known to everyone as "the retarted girl" people say " don't be friends with her she is reaterted" it is sad. thanks for thisa poem it helped
 
bryanmills said...
May 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm
i feel the same way i like tha a lot
 
jasmine66 said...
May 18, 2011 at 12:45 pm
I feel the same way.. I think you showed a lot of emotion in this and I would like to read more
 
burdentobear said...
Apr. 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm
very true. i feel the same. pretty,too.
 
livay said...
Mar. 13, 2011 at 10:05 pm
Amazing. much respect !
 
Schoolrulesonoccations said...
Mar. 13, 2011 at 12:39 am
awesome!!!!!!!! great job love it!!!!!!!
 
Wes C. said...
Aug. 27, 2010 at 5:52 pm
beautiful this one should hav gotten #1
 
edith_55 replied...
Dec. 1, 2010 at 3:53 pm
love_it jjijijijijiji____
 
Khoi-fish said...
May 9, 2010 at 4:29 pm
This Poem is really captures the idea of Discrimination in our society on a person level.

I love it, Greats words, Respect.
 
writingsavedmylife This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 10, 2009 at 11:25 pm
Wow this was so moving to me. This is what it feels like to be at my school too. If you don't shop at american eagle, then your weird. People don't seem to understand the concept of individuality and that everyone has feelings. It's nice to read that somebody else gets it too. Great job.
 
Kirsten said...
Jun. 10, 2009 at 5:08 pm
i like your poem it really captures the emotions that i think so many people can relate to
 
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