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Freak Show

They are starring again.
I hear their whispers again.
Do they think I don't hear,
As I see all their sneers?

Why do they hate me?
Why do they berate me?
Is it something I did?
Is it the way I live?

I ask myself these questions all the time.
As people stare at me and my unknown crime.
I never knew my true family.
I don't know where they could be.

Maybe they gave me up for the same reasons why.
Maybe it's how I look, hiding the tears in my eyes.
I never show people my sadness and pain.
They can't know their winning, as I'm growing less sane.

As I look at these people, I feel like I'm in a circus.
I'm the main act, center stage, a clown so worthless.
I'll have to keep standing so they don't know,
Here in the center stage of my own freak show.

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  1. Date: 5/24/2012 3:04:00 PM
    No one is worthless, only priceless. The only real freaks in life are the judges. I work with kids that feel this way. They aren't the problem and have never been the cause. Poetry is a great coping skill.

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 12:15:00 PM

  1. Date: 4/12/2012 9:41:00 AM
    Oh, Sweetie, I have been center stage myself. You're no freak, they do it because they know they can pull your strings. don't react, stay strong. It's a life filled with tears, I know, but times change, and your feelings will change also. go out and get a college degree, that will show them! Hugs, Catie :)