Alone and Strange

Fragile yet fun

I plunged into the creek

Walking downstream

With the water

Finding no treasure but folly

 

I am yelled at and taunted

By the kids at school

I am not like them

I am weird

 

I play with my toys

Having talks with them

Not as abusive

As I had received

 

So-called friends

Take advantage of me

Trading and stealing things

I just want their attention

 

My parents don’t care

As long as I make good grades

And don’t get in trouble

They continue their fighting

 

Hiding in a corner

I let loose my imagination

Away from the bullies

Away from the fighting

 

I walk alone

Not taking the bus

It can be miles away

I wear out my shoes

 

I am teased and harassed

I put up with it

No one will save me

Not even the teachers

 

Alone and strange

 

© 2017 Valerie Hathaway

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