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The Outsider

They think I’m stupid, but they’d be surprised
I see the revulsion in their eyes
And the way their heads lean together,
To talk about me as I walk by.

Do they think I don’t see looks of horror
On faces, as they get to their feet?
When I approach their coffee table, 
To sit down on the vacant seat

Don’t they know I’m aware that they’re shouting
When they talk to me, as if I can’t hear?
But then tell their child not to speak to me
 I’m a monster, and someone to fear

They view me, through eyes of loathing
As a soul of no value or worth
Who contributes nought to society
Undeserving a place on their earth

I just wish that, before passing judgment
They’d get to know me or give me a chance
To show them the ‘someone’ hidden inside 
And maybe break through their ignorance

So they’ll look upon me as those they think ‘normal’
And not treat me differently
For I am a person, with feelings, like them
But for my learning difficulty!

This poem is  about the service users I work with and how they feel the world views them 
and is a crime against humanity

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  1. Date: 7/6/2013 10:27:00 PM
    :-) enjoying your Featured Poem of the week. take care and have yourself a great coming week. xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 10:11:00 AM
    JANETTE, Congratulations on your Featured Poem of the week. have a nice 4th of July. *SKAT

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 10:59:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem being showcased this week!

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 10:58:00 AM
    Poem that is sensitive and powerful at the same time. An important topic.

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 1:08:00 PM
    Its sad that us humans look down and scorn people, well written piece Janette >> James

  1. Date: 11/10/2009 12:48:00 AM
    I like this one, you tell it like it is...good write...thanks for the congrats on my featured poem..Danny

  1. Date: 10/10/2009 8:46:00 PM
    Powerful message in this well done write my friend. I'll be reading more :)

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 12:21:00 PM
    Such profound truths! What a lovely poem ,,,just full of pain and realities! "Pooo" To any uneduated, distasteful cad and or ..."sap" in society to be able to get to know you! Though it is a kind gesture. It's TOO KIND...! YOU are an angel and those who are blinded and unimpressively idiotic, those people are not to be desired....nor should you ever want anyone so cold/rude to get to know you. Fools are a waist of energy & don't deserve your powerful love and kindness KEEP WRITING :) jane

  1. Date: 5/12/2009 3:26:00 PM
    I am sorry people are making you feel this way just hold your head high and push them all away! Great poem! Laura :)

  1. Date: 5/12/2009 11:57:00 AM

  1. Date: 5/12/2009 11:56:00 AM
    Nice porm.