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I just don't understand. I was raised right and taught to be a man. Yet i lived a life of being ranked. Listening as the girls explained what i lacked. I wasn't a bad kid. I didn't enjoy doing the stupid stuff the players did. I always had a smile on my face. Didn't walk around sagging and acting like a fake thug. And yet... I was treated like a nobody. Barely acknowledged and always underestimated. Now i'm not saying this for pity. I'm saying this cuz i have realized i have never truly said how i felt. Anger always under the surface from my past i have to let these emotions, these feelings out before its 2 late. For an example, today i yelled at a teacher. Now the teacher was annoying. I was sitting doing my work and she walked up on me taking the rejection of her as a teacher by the other students out on the good kid. I was sitting there thinking about the past and she came on me. I snapped, "Lady how you gone get on me? What did i do to yo to deserve this treatment. You need to focus on your bad kids and back up off of me. I don't feel like talking to you." I put my head down and covered myself with my hands realizing that i had an explosion of emotion, dealt on an innocent bystander. I need to let these emotions that are rumbling and shaking, hiding in the shadows, showing a side of me that i don't know, i need to let these emotions out! How to do this i don't really know. Should i yell at the top of my lungs that i hate the world? Go back to the crushes of my past and slap those stupid, foolish, girls? No i think this has been enough. I thank you for listening to my words. No responses needed i just needed to be heard. Already my muscles tense from the emotions have started to relax. I feel so releived, as if i had just took a deep breath after a lack of oxygen.  There's nothing else really to say. Again, i must thank you for listening to this.

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  1. Date: 2/23/2012 12:00:00 AM
    Know how you feel,been there,am there right now.After 15 years of marriage,of giving and never asking for in return,she burnt me and our kids,no feeling,no emotion,just didn't care.Was the same in school as you,didn't fit in the click,the harder I tried the more I failed,held it in just like you and would explode.Don't let it ruin you,I almost did.

  1. Date: 2/22/2012 12:29:00 PM
    Don't let hate and anger mess up your life.You said it already,that you feel better.Just relax,and put those feelings into your works.Nice job!

  1. Date: 2/22/2012 8:54:00 AM
    great venting of your emotions in a constructive way.....let it all out the paper can take it.

  1. Date: 2/22/2012 6:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week William. Love, Carol

    Hughes Avatar William Hughes
    Date: 2/23/2012 6:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    cool, thanks
  1. Date: 2/19/2012 11:35:00 PM
    William, Please don't get offended by my critique. You have a powerful message here, but I feel some of it was lost due to your form. The anger is spilling over and I am no stranger to angry poems. I feel you could be a bit more effective if you broke up the poem a bit. It kinda runs all together. You do have a powerful message, but put into a different form, in my opinion, would make this work "pop". I do appreciate your candidness and you do have a powerful message. Keep writing, my friend.

    Hughes Avatar William Hughes
    Date: 3/29/2012 10:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ok, thanks
  1. Date: 2/13/2012 4:47:00 AM
    And I must thank you for written this. - oxox hugs Anne-Lise

    Hughes Avatar William Hughes
    Date: 2/13/2012 5:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry