I am from a World Nobody Understands

December 15, 2008
By Allison Tobin, Burlington, VT

I am from a world nobody understands
I am from a military family wondering were daddy might be going next
I am from crying and shunning myself away from this violent world
I am from a world full of anxiety
I am from being scared of the dark not wanting to sleep alone cause im scared of just about everything
I am not the girl you think i am
I am the girl you think im not
I am from medication trying to suck away the pain inside
I am from a fake world not wairing what i want to because im worried what other people might think
I am from a family with favoritism towards one another
I am from a bad past when my dad went to Iraq my whole world changed
I am from a family telling me everything is going to ok
I am from friends trying to make it all better saying they understand
when they really dont.
I am from a world S-L-O-W-L-Y getting better.
I am from a world that NOBODY will EVER understand

The author's comments:
Hey my name is Allison Tobin and i'm 14 years old. My father is in the military and he has been to Iraq. I suffer alot in my life. I have alot of problems. I am in middle school that would probly give you a hint. Well I hope you all will like this poem.
Thank you.

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Charles H. said...
on Dec. 24 2008 at 4:27 am
I won't attempt to sympathize, because that's not what the world needs. I don't know what it's like to be a family centered around questions such as that, my world's much more abstract- yet, from experience- Middle school is the fading echo of a whisper never spoken- between reality and expectations, it means nothing. Take comfort in knowing it gets better. - even if only s-l-o-w-l-y.


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