The Odd Ones Out

June 12, 2012
By KityKat SILVER, Saratoga Springs, New York
KityKat SILVER, Saratoga Springs, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?
~Alfred Lord Tennyson


Friends are islands
School is an ocean
Which those islands are connected to
But what happens to the one…
… The one who is friendless?
Is she doomed to a deserted island?
With nothing to do?
But wish to be saved?
Brought to another island?

She’s left
Feeling alone on her own
Lost, rejected, hopeless
Doomed forever to be…
…The odd one out
Left in tears
Left in loneliness
Because she drew the short straw
To be the odd one out
Shall be her curse for all of eternity?

Family is a war
Fighting for love and affection
For something meant to be unconditional
But what does that even mean?
When sides are chosen

And not your mother
Nor father, nor siblings
Are behind you
What do you do?

You’re left
Feeling alone on your own
Lost, rejected, hopeless
Doomed forever to be…
…The odd one out


Left in tears
Left in loneliness
Because you drew the short straw
To be the odd one out
Shall be your curse for all of eternity?

Is it your fault?
No!
Is life fair?
You tell me
Is it fair that people are homeless?
That the innocent die in war?
That children go hungry?
That homes are destroyed?

People are left
Feeling alone on their own
Lost, rejected, hopeless
Doomed forever to be…
…The odd ones out
Left in tears
Left in loneliness
Because they drew the short straw
To be the odd ones out
Shall be their curse for all of eternity?

Please,

Don’t say it to be so


The author's comments:
I started this poem because I felt alone and sad. Then it became a statement for anyone who has felt or feels like an odd one out. I know I do. I hope this will show people that there are so many problems in the world that need to be fixed. I also hope it will remind people that they're not alone.

P.S. ~ This is my first piece submitted.

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hypermagical said...
on Aug. 27 2012 at 6:48 am
hypermagical, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
You can quote me on that.

Great job. You say it's your first piece, and I'm sure you'll only improve from here, keep writing!

on Jun. 16 2012 at 9:05 pm
Ms.PeytonLovesHP GOLD, Rancho Cordova, California
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Favorite Quote:
“We are all a little weird and life is a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” - Doctor Seuss

Wow, it is really awesome i can totaly relayte. Love it so much! Five stars! :)

Storme said...
on Jun. 16 2012 at 6:07 pm
This is amazing! I love how your poem has a chorus-type-thing, and the comparison at the beginning, with people as islands, was really thoughtful too. You're an AMAZING writer! :D

on Jun. 15 2012 at 4:28 pm
Hibiscus SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
9 articles 1 photo 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"None of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

This a great poem! I like your down to earth writing style! :)

on Jun. 15 2012 at 3:52 pm
carothesparrow GOLD, Lilburn, Georgia
15 articles 9 photos 249 comments

Favorite Quote:
dont give up she will talk someday my friend made this quote she is really cool cause she understands about my sister
it starts with ONE to make a differerence!!! i learned this quote at a leadership camp

ohana means family no one gets left behind

amazing poem :)




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