Alone MAG

May 21, 2010
By perfectsymmetry18 SILVER, Durham, New Hampshire
perfectsymmetry18 SILVER, Durham, New Hampshire
6 articles 5 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn't suck." — Joss Whedon


Pick your partners
the teacher said.
I groaned inwardly
as everyone got to their feet.
I stood there,
like the eye of a storm.
Unmoving.
As the people rushed toward each other.

I shut my eyes to block them out
It didn't help.
I could hear them
giggling
laughing
holding hands
together.

But there I was
standing there.
All
Alone.

I bit my lip to keep from crying
embarrassed to the core.
They all turned to look at the teacher
ready and attentive
together.

I opened my eyes
to glare determinedly at her,
hoping half-heartedly,
she would ignore me,
and spare me the humiliation.

Her eyes roved throughout the room
and landed on me.
I sighed,
and my shoulders slumped.
There I was
again.

The leftover person
the scorned one
the let's-be-a-group-of-three-to-not-be-with-her one.

Again.


The author's comments:
I actually wrote this a while ago, but I liked it so much I decided to post it anyhow.

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on Apr. 19 2011 at 9:56 pm
perfectsymmetry18 SILVER, Durham, New Hampshire
6 articles 5 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn't suck." — Joss Whedon

Thanks so much :)

jamikim BRONZE said...
on Apr. 19 2011 at 9:19 pm
jamikim BRONZE, Sterling, Illinois
2 articles 1 photo 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
the only thing holding yourself back is you.

I really like how you captured how it feels to be left out. spot on! good job.


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