A Story Never Read

October 4, 2012
By Nightlight BRONZE, Thornton, Colorado
Nightlight BRONZE, Thornton, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Just smile and breathe. It gets better.

Alienated. Forgotten. Alone.
Unhappy in the place meant to be anything but.
Stranded in a place meant to be home.

How can anything be okay

when the people around don’t care?

To them, you’re just another face,

just another


Hopeless. Tired. Afraid.
All alone in a place crowded with people.
Ripped from a joy meant to be found.

With false smiles and light laughter,

how can comfort be found?

To you, they’re just another face.

Just another


One smile, one laugh.

It’s easy.
One song, one poem.

Why not!
One person, then another.

It should be easy.

It’s not.

So here you are,

alienated, forgotten, alone,

hopeless, tired, afraid.

Here you are,

with nothing more than a pen,

nothing more

than a story never read.

The author's comments:
I'm a very shy person, and after moving to college, I found that making friends was hard for me. I left my state and everyone that I knew, and opening up has been hard. This poem is a response to the frustration that I've been feeling, a response to the loneliness of being friendless.

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