Why Do They Stare At Me? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


As I walk down the street,

I feel like they are allstaring.

Maybe it is my feet,

Or what I am wearing.

Is itmy face, my eyes or my hair?

I do not think it is anything,

Theyjust like to stare.

I am just the same as everybody else,

Although I don't want to be.

I want to be special, unique, one ofa kind

The one and only me,

Maybe I am unique, and don't knowit.

Is it all in my mind?

Or am I really one of akind?

Could it be that they wish they were me?

Do I havesomething they don't have?

Do some people think I am weird?

It'snot like I have a long, hariy beard.

My hair is long andstraight,

And I'm not really overweight.

I hate to wonderwhat people are thinking.

I hope that they are thinking good things aboutme.

I try to remember that I'm okay,

And that it doesn't matterwhat people say.

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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Sissybug19 said...
Jun. 26, 2014 at 10:36 am
I write a lot like you do. Very good.
HiddenBehindLies said...
Jan. 2, 2011 at 5:03 pm
You are an amazing writer. You have a lot of talent. Be yourself and it will work out someday i promise...
Jenna B. said...
Sept. 27, 2009 at 6:15 pm
you are a wonderful writer who ever says elsewise doesn't know what they're saying
scotttyboy said...
Jul. 11, 2009 at 10:07 pm
beautiful! wow! you're an amazing writer...keep at it!
kari-kiwi said...
May 27, 2009 at 4:03 am
I know i can relate to this and i'm sure others can too! Keep writing!
YeseniaG said...
Apr. 6, 2009 at 4:55 pm
inspirational...yet slightly confusing with the words fitting together
ff5fan said...
Apr. 4, 2009 at 9:28 pm
wow i really like this poem..
anyone can relate to it and it is very deep!
great job:)
chrissyclarinetist said...
Apr. 1, 2009 at 6:30 pm
this is an intriguing poem. it shows how all of us feel at times. i like how some of the words flow together
punksnowboarder said...
Mar. 4, 2009 at 9:37 pm
Whoa!...... That Was Deep!
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