Stray

November 22, 2010
By Annie_K PLATINUM, Brentwood, Tennessee
Annie_K PLATINUM, Brentwood, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it. ~Neil Gaiman


It’s no coincidence that I’m alone
On my own in this world
It’s no coincidence that I talk
Only to myself and God
It’s no coincidence that I live on the streets
Coming and going when it pleases me
It’s no coincidence that I fight for my life
Just to live to see another day
There’s a reason why I only see my shadow
Why my shadow only sees me
There’s a reason why the sidewalk is my kingdom
Why I rule the curb
There’s a reason why I stay away
Why I come no closer
There’s a reason why I howl to the moon
Why the glowing rock is my only friend
It’s clear to see that I am strange
That I am different from you
It’s clear to see that I have nothing
That I am stripped of my belongings
It’s clear to see that I am nonexistent in their eyes
That I don’t matter to them
It’s clear to see that I ran
That I uprooted all that I knew
It’s no coincidence that I know
Each and every person in this town
There’s a reason why I count the stars
Why I number the map in the sky
It’s clear to see that I made my way
That I held my own
It’s easy to see, but not to understand
That I am alone
I am a stray


The author's comments:
I wrote this poem about me and how I feel on certain occasions. This is also for all people who feel alone and are misunderstood.

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