Do They Know?

December 16, 2011
By MichelleJ96 BRONZE, Bonner Springs, Kansas
MichelleJ96 BRONZE, Bonner Springs, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
“Speak when you are angry– and you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” Laurence J Peter


They say,
that I’m ugly,
that I’m stupid,
that no-one will ever love me.


Do they know,
how much it hurts,
that I take it to heart,
that I hate myself when they say it?


They say,
that I’m a nerd,
that I’m to smart for my own good,
that I’m a teacher’s pet.


Do they know,
how much it hurts,
that I take it to heart,
that I hate myself when they say it?


They say,
that I’m obese,
that I’m a freak,
that I’ll never fit in.


Do they know,
how much it hurts,
that I take it to heart,
that I hate myself when they say it?


They say,
that I’m shallow,
that I’m materialistic,
that I’m stuck up.


Do they know,
how much it hurts,
that I take it to heart,
that I hate myself when they say it?


They say,
that I’m beautiful,
that I’m perfect they way I am,
that they love me.


Do they know,
how good it feels,
that I take it to heart,
that I love myself when they say it?


Do they?


Do they know?


The author's comments:
I wrote this piece for my English class and because kids go through this daily. School has turned into one big pissing match. The more people you can hurt, and the more hurt you can take the more popular you are. I hope teens realize that what they say to you hurts you, but what you say also hurts them just as much.

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