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Bill the buff and nerdy brave, Was told the day was his to save Alas, he wanted just to read And from this horrid world be freed The jocks and coach had cornered him And forced him into football gear And when his mother saw him there She grinned to him from ear to ear Burdened then by many eyes Bill had nowhere to go The pain Bill had was hid inside And no-one was to know Eventually it was too much And Bill just had to leave He left behind an empty shell And no-one even grieved.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 7/28/2017 5:38:00 PM
the pain of being in the public's eye....is too unbearable for most to try....so they go out in disguise....only to bring about their own demise....when all they had to do was keep it real with self....now their lives are merely notches on satan's shelf....so very profound and inspiring Samantha....;)
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Samantha Farley
Date: 2/6/2018 11:50:00 PM
your response poem is almost better than my posted poem...
Date: 5/4/2017 1:33:00 PM
This is really sad Samantha. It is something though that happens when people are forced to do things they would rather not do.
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