Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Clawed

"The poor are poor because

They don't work hard enough to change it." some say.
People think
—in the same way—
That the lonely are lonely
Because they want to stay away.

 

Well...
speaking as one of society's many “stains”,
I say: from that twisted way of thinking,
We should all refrain.

 

It's as false as the "truth" we're stuffed with
(“All we need is to be loved…”)
Which is that lonely people are losers who don't deserve the public
(“You have to wonder: is it me? Or is our humanness simply not human enough?”)

 

Saying that we're beyond reach is an insulting light to frame us in.
Do you know how much it hurts to be told we just can't change the way we live?
Do you know how many times I've clawed, looking for something wrong with my skin?
In the hopes that I'll find something worthy that needed uncovering,

Please know:

 

I don’t want to change,
I just want to be appreciated,
Not to be the lonely magic rabbit
Stuck in society's cage.






Post a Comment

Be the first to comment on this article!

bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback