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   Laughter and degradation

Put-downs and humiliation

So you don't like me

Why must you hurt me?

You see the way I dress

You think I'm such a mess

You fear me so much

That you keep me out of touch

And you put me in my place

And you sit back and laugh in my face

You go through such tribulation

To protect your stupid reputation

Refusing to accept the unaccepted

Refusing to acknowledge the dejected

Such a slave to conformity

Such a slave to uniformity

Follow a few; step on many

Go out with the crowd in hopes that any

Weirdos who show up happen to be weak

So you can pound and beat that freak

You might not even hurt him much

But you will still tell such

Unbelievable lies; such incredible myths

So that you and your clique can resound with

Laughter and degradation

Put-downs and humiliation.




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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Zahra1997 said...
today at 11:00 pm:
Love  it :) check out my work
 
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El-friedah said...
Mar. 12 at 5:27 pm:
nice and there's even a rhythm...please check out my work if you can
 
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TAR11 said...
Jul. 15, 2011 at 9:01 am:
Relatable.  Please check out my work if you get the chance. 
 
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Kelsie B. said...
Dec. 13, 2010 at 12:02 pm:
I love this poem because of all of its rhyme scheme. My favorite lines are "Laughter and degradation Put- downs and humiliation So you don't like me Why must you hurt me?"
 
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bluegirl440 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 11, 2010 at 9:19 am:
wow....just wow    :)
 
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love2run said...
Jun. 13, 2010 at 8:01 pm:
great job, that is so true and so amazing! keep it up!!!
 
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savina said...
May 3, 2010 at 8:12 am:
I love this poem..thank you for writing it. This poem has so much truth. GREAT JOB!
 
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writingsavedmylife This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 21, 2009 at 6:41 pm:
It's like your reading my mind but you said it so much better than I ever could. I love it. Thanks for writing it, you just made my day
 
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