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Below is the poem entitled dysfunctional which was written by poet Alex Duffy. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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It’s my life not expecting you to understand it
A man who when he was a boy his mother abandoned
Alienated like I arrived from another planet
While you were with your family joking, laughing and eating a peanut butter sandwich
I was moved from foster families and children’s homes
Surrounded by people but feeling alone
 Everything I go through is some kind of building zone
Treated differently because I’m not wanted or loved by my dad, sister mum or brother
Feel like everyone trying to get to know me is working undercover
So the first thing I do is run for cover
Opposites attract I’m cold inside does that make me summer’s lover?
Being uncomfortable makes me comfortable
I feel safe being vulnerable
I’ll be the first to say I’m dysfunctional
Am I supposed to lie and say everything all great and wonderful?
Should I already understand and know it all?
You belittle me but I’m still growing tall
You wanted me to catch but you didn’t even throw the ball
An insomniac and I know Money can buy a bed but not sleep
But how much would a meaningful hug cost me?
I could wish and pray to the sky
But that’s just not me
Anytime love got me
It seems that Luck lost me
So I Push away the people I want to stay by my side
The ones who are worth your tears won’t make you cry
I could do 99 good deeds for you
But you would count the mistakes I make in life
So I don’t even try no more
I don’t cry no more
Love no one trust no one, **** them all
If you want to walk out my life. Here let me hold the door

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  1. Date: 4/8/2015 4:03:00 AM
    Hi Alex, I enjoyed this piece very much. A tortured piece of loneliness and rejection. Stay strong and true to yourself my friend!. Best Wishes Alex!.

  1. Date: 12/1/2014 9:44:00 AM
    I have no words... I feel the tortured soul inside. How very sorrowful. Value your words and continue to write your feelings! After reading this I want to give you a big hug. Take care!

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    Date: 12/6/2014 5:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you, you take care aswell :)
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 2:43:00 AM
    I love how well your poem flowed for not having a regular rhyming scheme. It really captures a lot of emotion, definitely one I'm faving :)