He's Just A Geek

October 6, 2008
He sits in a corner during lunch
While the other children play
He stares down at his tiny feet
As he sits alone each day

He wears the same shirt everyday
The shirt that has long sleeves
So he could hide the bruises that
His daddy always leaves

He comes home to his little room
And holds a photograph
Of mom before she passed away
Back when she used to laugh

"Mommy please come back to me"
This young boy starts to pray
"Daddy's bad, he needs your help
So please come home today"

But the night is getting later
His dad storms through the door
He knows his daddy's drunk again
Like a million times before

He runs and grabs his teddybear
In his room he tries to hide
But his daddy knows he's in there
So he madly steps inside...

He wakes up laying on the floor
Still shaking with his fright
Looking at new bruises that
His daddy gave last night

But he walks to school again
As he begins to just rehearse
The lies to cover the blackeye
That overnight has gotten worse

The children all make fun of him
He tries ignoring what he hears
But it gets too hard to do this
His glasses fog with tears

These kids don't know him well
Just as the shy kid who won't speak
They think he doesn't need a friend
Besides, he's just a geek

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Areil Diffson said...
Apr. 7, 2009 at 11:11 pm
Sorry, I haven't gone on teen ink for a while, so I didn't see your comment, lyssa. But right after I finish typing this comment I'm going looking for your other poems. This poem rocks and I'm sure your others will. too. PS.  I'm going by surfacebreaker now.
surfacebreaker said...
Apr. 7, 2009 at 11:06 pm
Love it love it love it. love it. Sad, forfilling, heartfelt, (and hopefully exagerated, i hope.) Keep writing, keep on making your poems your secret diary.
philsy4life said...
Dec. 31, 2008 at 4:49 am
Wonderful job with hthis poem lyssa its one of your best
Areil Diffson said...
Dec. 21, 2008 at 1:35 am
Alyssa, I must have read this poem twenty times over... but the saddeness i get from this boy's story never goes away. I can hardly believe you were able to bring yourself to write this! Anyway... amazing poem; keep on writing... keep in making me cry.
Lyssa said...
Dec. 30, 2008 at 2:03 am
Areil I have two other poems that you could read.
Tess Brooks said...
Dec. 4, 2008 at 1:53 am
Alyssa, that's so sad! Poor litte geek, (I mean the guy in the peom, not you of course)I feel so bad for him, so much pain, so many kinds. Emotional, physical, mental, all of the ones they teach you in health class, and more. Amazing poem, really good, you're so talented.
Tess Brooks said...
Oct. 19, 2008 at 11:10 pm
Alyssa, this poem is so sad! Good, but sad! I'm going to cry about it all night!
sweetvanessa1 said...
Oct. 14, 2008 at 11:04 pm
wow this poem makes me think wat happen to the poor boy?i want to read on
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