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Sadness and Sorrow

June 10, 2010
By LesKore GOLD, Renton, Washington
LesKore GOLD, Renton, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
\"Actually, I find you don\'t gain weight if you burn calories using your brain.\" -L

It is a stinging tide that fills these eyes
One that springs up from somewhere buried deep inside
It wells up in a cerulean glaze
And escapes from my soul in a sorrowful haze

The sadness and sorrow, can you all see
The shadow that your disdain has left upon me?
I don't understand your searing mistrust
What did I do to deserve your abhorrent disgust?

I can't maintain my audacious façade
The mask of tough dissidence I wear as my guard
Confusion and turmoil shatter my strength
A once confident smile now tears have replaced

The sadness and sorrow, can you all see
The scars that your prejudice has left upon me?
What have I done to draw all of your hate?
Are you blind to the isolation of this fate?

Invisible, none of them look at me
When they do, a monster is all that they can see
I want to prove that I'm worthy of praise
That I am worthwhile, not an emotionless cage

The sadness and sorrow, can you all see
This disgraceful existence I've been cursed to lead?
I’m not the demon you seem to believe
I am just a lonely boy who longs to be seen

The monster within me, demon from hell
The one I was cursed with I can never dispel
It is NOT me, don’t you all understand?
This thing that is inside me is not what I am

The sadness and sorrow, can you all see?
My essence is not the tainted beast within me
The passionate flames behind these drenched eyes
My dream for acceptance and my longing for pride

This will be the last time, this I will swear
Their insensible hate I no longer despair
I will do what it takes to rise above
I will show them all what this ninja is made of

This sadness and sorrow they all refuse to see
Will forever be a burden on me
I will not let it conquer my passions and hopes
I will make them remember the true Naruto

The author's comments:
Inspired by Naruto (I don't know if including a trademarked name is within the rules or not but the entirety of the poem is original)

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This article has 3 comments.

on Mar. 17 2014 at 2:28 pm
uncomfortableBrunette SILVER, Lr. Sackville, Other
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I want to hate you half as much as i hate myself

Really good poem! Try reading/singing this to the song Bad Apple!! It would be cool!

on Oct. 2 2013 at 10:57 am
chelsea chappell, Pickens, South Carolina
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im reading this in my creative writing class and i looked up naruto and saw this and i was like this seems to be a good poem i then got to the end and i almost screamed out loud i  love this poem im in 9th grade im 14 i love naruto woohoo i love it!

on May. 9 2013 at 12:14 pm
YozoraK PLATINUM, Maumelle, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Life for you has been less than kind/So take a number/Stand in line/We've all been sorry/We've all been hurt/But how we survive/Is what makes us who we are." -'Survive' by Rise Against

You, my friend, are awesome.  Angsty Naruto is one of the best versions of him because there is no way he is happy all of the time.  

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