Forgotten | Teen Ink


May 7, 2012
By dance_write_dream SILVER, Briarwood, New York
dance_write_dream SILVER, Briarwood, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey

This is for those
who are forgotten

The girl left out
as meat for gossip
The boy picked last
for the
football team
The soldier labeled

This is for the
The child told to
“grow up”

The babies in the orphanage
the prisoners in neon jumpsuits
left behind bars
or not

This is for the genius labeled
the girl who hurts alone
This is for those who have no-one

The gray wraiths
that glide along
behind the rest

the forgotten are
naught but whispers,
scraps of the past

The forgotten
are secrets
kept down, hidden away
always there
not seen

But they must be remembered

So to all of you who feel alone
And remind the world
who you are

For if you do not
I fear
You will always remain alone and forgotten
left in the closet
with the rest of your kind

Societies skeletons

The author's comments:
This was written in class. I really feel like it captures the emotions well.

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on Oct. 24 2012 at 11:10 am
chrisvfree PLATINUM, N/A, Florida
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I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face. - Johnny Depp

You are a powerful poet- definitely keep writing. So much meaning behind your words

on Jun. 8 2012 at 4:34 pm
arichman40 PLATINUM, Basalt, Colorado
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Very well written! Speaks for all!

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