did you want to see me broken?

April 26, 2018
By EyesofIris SILVER, South Burlington, Vermont
EyesofIris SILVER, South Burlington, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"I've always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be." -Anonymous

Hey, can I sit with 

you guys?

No, the loser table is 

that way. Sorry.


do you

like to know

that after i've 

walked away

after my head

has been held high

my grin starts 

to fade and 

my shoulders

start to droop

and my eyes


to the floor

as tears cascade

i can't take 

this anymore


what makes 

you feel like royalty

the friends that 



your selfies

the admirers wistfully

eyeing you as if they'd


to be 

in that empty

chair next to you

feeling just as


instead of hiding

like me


when you're all


do you feel


does your selfish

mind ever wander

back to the words

tossed with careful


at the invisible girl

whose tears

stain her jacket

tan and faded

whose lips

tremble to hold 

back a sob

whose heart 

slowly breaks as

she turns and




did you want to see me broken?

The author's comments:

I wrote this about bullying and how destructive it is.

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on Jul. 14 at 2:28 pm
Malcolm_Chase PLATINUM, Madison, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
Not all those who wander are lost
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it
- Confucius

Believe you can and you're halfway there
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

@EyesofIris, you have written an amazing piece of work here, one that you should be incredibly proud of. You've brought up such a powerful and meaningful subject, and put your thoughts and inspiration into words that can make a reader truly think. I hope these helps other people who have been bullied, and I hope you realize how much talent you really have! :) Great job!

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