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This is for those
who are forgotten

The girl left out
as meat for gossip
The boy picked last
for the
football team
The soldier labeled

This is for the
The child told to
“grow up”

The babies in the orphanage
the prisoners in neon jumpsuits
left behind bars
or not

This is for the genius labeled
the girl who hurts alone
This is for those who have no-one

The gray wraiths
that glide along
behind the rest

the forgotten are
naught but whispers,
scraps of the past

The forgotten
are secrets
kept down, hidden away
always there
not seen

But they must be remembered

So to all of you who feel alone
And remind the world
who you are

For if you do not
I fear
You will always remain alone and forgotten
left in the closet
with the rest of your kind

Societies skeletons

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chrisfree.firebolts This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 24, 2012 at 11:10 am
You are a powerful poet- definitely keep writing. So much meaning behind your words
arichman40 said...
Jun. 8, 2012 at 4:34 pm
Very well written! Speaks for all!
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