Speak Out Loud

November 10, 2012
By TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 861 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown


It wasn't always
The way it is now
People have hurt him
And they don't know how

We thought they all loved him
Turns out we were wrong
All his abuse has done
Is begin to prolong

Lonely was he
For we were his crutches
We held him up
As they avoided his touches

Everywhere we carried him
The people gave him space
It was as if
He had illness on his face

But of course they were wrong
And they didn't know it
And when they found out
There was nobody to admit it

They thought they were right
We knew they were wrong
Our friend may be different
But he's still strong

And now that it's clear
That nobody will question
He walks with head high
And sees past their recession

He knows that he's different
Let alone accepted
But he embraces that fact
And does not as expected

He won't do as you say
Now a mind of his own
He'll stand up for himself
And he won't be alone

For we're by his side
Through all the thick and thin
We'll stick by his side
Just like we've always been

We may be just girls
But we've got the power
To send you away
In less than an hour

So next time you decide
To mess with our friend
You may want to stop
And think over that again

'Cause now he's quite loved
And very respected
He's seen as the best
Cool, calm and collected

They all want his friendship
But he can easily tell
The ones who were there
And the ones who quickly fell

He's still strong and proud
Away from the traitors
And he's now seen as
The proud creator

For he was the one
That started it all
There's no more like him
That feel as small

But now he's gone
He's happy and proud
And he's still known as the one
Who made his successors speak out loud


The author's comments:
I wrote this for my friend, who was different and insecure at first. Now, he's so proud and I'm so glad that nobody bullies him anymore. ~I love you, Spencer! <3

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on Apr. 6 2013 at 11:43 am
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 861 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Thank you somuch!! There were awkward phrases; I agree. I gave this to my friend mentioned in the author's comment as a present, but I'm still constantly revising and editing it. I do appreciate your bluntness, as well! (:

on Apr. 5 2013 at 8:37 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
1 article 0 photos 629 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

I agree with Nako, it could use imagry. Athough i didnt think it was harmed by the lack of it that is what MADE it straight forward., I did find the tht there were some really awkward phrases and forced rhymes. It grew smoother as it went on though, and i think you did a pretty good job of it. This is a tough subject, and I love the message. Nice work.

on Mar. 2 2013 at 2:05 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 861 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. (:

on Feb. 5 2013 at 6:46 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

This was really cool. I feel a connection to this poem, I'm just like your friend spencer!

on Dec. 1 2012 at 11:11 am
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 861 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Okay, that's a good idea. Thank you! I really appreciate the feedback.

on Nov. 28 2012 at 9:37 pm
nakoLa PLATINUM, Springhill, Florida
45 articles 2 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is not about waiting for the stom to pass.
Its about learning to dance in the rain.

Very interesting, new and straightfoward! At the beginning instead of just saying he was bullied you might want to express it through imagery (broken lockers etc) I really liked the middle to the end and the physical set up of the poem fitted the context well


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