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Through the Eyes of A Child

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Through the Eyes of A Child

It’s not fair 
But then it never is
All the teachers
All the learning that they got
It couldn't prepare them 
Could it?
It couldn't stop it 
Or halt it
Or even control it?
The whirlwind that is I

All the promises and
All the lies
It was all too much
It was never enough

I tried
They didn’t
The whispers behind my back
The taunts, and jeers;
Even the teachers 
Who are supposed to protect 
and keep order;
Just walk away
Just ignore her
She’ll go away

Yes Mrs. Mother 
Well stop it
Don’t worry

She has coodies
She’s creepy
No one likes you
Go away
No one wants’ to play with a lesbian like you
It would be so much better if she were gone
I wish she would just leave forever

Would it?
Could it?
Was it?
I left
I hide
I never showed my face
But you still;

What did I ever do to you?
What could I have done to you?
I was only ten
Just barely out of childhood really
But I can't really blame you...can i?
No I can't

My only option left
Was silence
Did it make you happy?
Did you smile?
Was all that work
All that cruelty
All that heartache;

Was it worth it?
Did it finally make you feel better?
Like you were better,
More powerful?

Who was your next victim?
Never mind.
Not like it matters
They didn't help them either
I suppose

You can't see
You refuse to see
Just like the teachers
They all failed
Not only me

But you

I hope you all are proud.

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  1. Date: 6/24/2013 7:15:00 PM
    This poem speaks volumes and cries hear me...I hope everyone does..I do sweetie...congratulations

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 6/24/2013 7:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I meant hear me.....typo..sorry
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 3:42:00 PM
    Rayne congratulations on your excellent win. I look forward in reading more of your poems. Welcome to PS. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 1:49:00 PM
    Rayne ;-) Congratulations!!! Thank you for entering one of my latest contest. please enjoy all the other winners who took their time in entering the same contest you did. you can find the list on the -Contest Winners: Member area- or you can visit my newest blog called ""from HEART to HEART ..."" stop by if you like. always & forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 10:09:00 PM
    I like the name Rayne by the way... :-)

    Thomas Avatar Rayne Thomas
    Date: 6/18/2013 12:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks. i like it to and nice name your self.
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 10:08:00 PM
    Hi Rayne, would you like to join my newest contest. I posted the contest 15 minutes ago. It would be nice to see you join my contest... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 12:58:00 AM
    this poem is very sad and deep.. Thank you for sharing Rayne... xox~ Linda