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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



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RarelyJadedThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Feb. 5 at 6:46 pm:
This was really cool. I feel a connection to this poem, I'm just like your friend spencer!
 
jetta.ckThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 2 at 2:05 pm :
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. (:
 
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nakoLaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 28, 2012 at 9:37 pm:
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
 
taylor.bugThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 1, 2012 at 11:11 am :
Okay, that's a good idea. Thank you! I really appreciate the feedback.
 
TheEpic95This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
yesterday at 8:37 pm :
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.
 
JettaWintryThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
today at 11:43 am :
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! (:
 
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