Me, Boo Radley

May 2, 2011
By MarieV. SILVER, Caldwell, Idaho
MarieV. SILVER, Caldwell, Idaho
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A crack in the curtains,
A beam of light
Penetrates
My eternal night.

With no one to care
I stand here alone,
Wondering if
I’ll ever leave home.

In the beginning,
Right from the start
I never belonged,
I knew in my heart.

Misunderstood,
Unknown, unnamed,
It was always me
Being blamed.

Now this light
Falls on the floor
Tempting me
To walk out the door.

To see what I’ve been missing
To walk upon the grass,
To have the wind brush past my face
And not be blocked by glass.

But I know
This can never be,
So I close the curtains
And walk away.

I’m the man in shadows
That no one knows,
I’m the man in the house
Where no one goes.


The author's comments:
Inspired by one of the main characters in "To Kill A Mockingbird."

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Kookies! said...
on Dec. 7 2016 at 8:23 pm
Please remove this poem

Loftus GOLD said...
on Nov. 19 2011 at 1:16 pm
Loftus GOLD, Ocoee, Florida
11 articles 1 photo 88 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the one who'll decide where you'll go." -Dr. Seuss

THIS IS AMAZING!! Good job becoming the character.


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