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The Nobodies

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

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The Nobodies

We are the nobodies
Unloved, un-hated, un-phased
Outcasts of the world of popularity.
Banished to the fringes of existence.
Finding joy- is a rarity- no solidarity
Always seen at a distance-
because we are the resistance

Nameless faceless and speechless-
When we speak the response is an echo
Bouncing around in a black hole
We can't hide from it so lets go
Into the darkness of our abandoned soul

Alone, lost, and shrouded by darkness
left to face the shadows of heaven
Lost in life- Our suffering is endless!
To each other we are brethren. 

We are numbed by pain
And blinded by shame
we are social life's bane
playing popularity's game

We are the nobodies...

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  1. Date: 7/24/2013 8:59:00 PM
    Erik, Congratulations!!! Thank you for the wonderful win. :-) Epic, it is. <3 always & forever <3 ''LINDA

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 11:39:00 AM
    I don't think that you are among the nobodies for you show talent..Sara

    Burciaga Avatar Erik Burciaga
    Date: 11/6/2012 9:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you but I was using that term as in social stature and popularity rather than having a skill or talent.
  1. Date: 10/24/2012 12:47:00 PM
    love this lines..... Alone, lost, and shrouded by darkness left to face the shadows of heaven Lost in life- Our suffering is endless! To each other we are brethren.

    Burciaga Avatar Erik Burciaga
    Date: 11/6/2012 9:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. I actually wrote this piece a few years back. I found it in my closet so I edited it to help smooth out the edges, and I felt these rhymes helped it progress more smoothly.
    Lander Avatar Annie Lander
    Date: 10/24/2012 12:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sometimes it better to let the poem flow without tryin to force the rhyme. however, you seem to make it work for you with this piece..
  1. Date: 10/23/2012 10:47:00 AM
    I was hoping for a better response... get some critique you know? So if you have any ideas on improving it just leave a comment.

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 1:30:00 PM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you today Erik. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

    Burciaga Avatar Erik Burciaga
    Date: 11/6/2012 9:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much. I'm glad to be here where poetry can be respected rather than poked at for a laugh. I hope to add more pieces soon but school takes up a lot of my time. So thanks again for the warm welcome and I hope to hone my skills as a writer with the help of fellow poets.