Misfit | Teen Ink


September 8, 2009
By PippinP GOLD, Bolingbrook, Illinois
PippinP GOLD, Bolingbrook, Illinois
15 articles 0 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
Faith is like learning to walk; you have to fall at first, but don't stay down. When in doubt, don't stop believing.

She wakes up tired, because she couldn't sleep last night. The little time she had it, dreams flooded her head of her daily life. She gets up and gets ready. . . slowly. . . not wanting to move on to the rest of the day. But she has to.
She gets in the car. Her mother asks her how she slept and she says fine. The silence gets thick, so she turns on the music.
They reach the building, say goodbye, and she climbs out. She tries to ignore the critical looks that follow her to the doors. She steps inside, met by more looks. She goes to class and finds a seat. The other girls walk in, see her, and look away. They can't risk their reputations with each other by showing any interest in her other than gossip. She looks down, letting the locks of hair fall in front of her eyes, not wanting to see the slow moving world around her. She hears the guys next to her snicker, and she regrets glancing up, because she finds that she is their joke. The lesson starts, but doesn't help ease the tension. She doesn't belong there, and she knows it. After the lesson all she wants is to get out of there. She gathers her things and heads for the door. . . the next thing she knows, she's sitting on the floor, her things scattered. Teasing laughter fills the room as she looks up, stunned, at the closed door. She feels like crying, but she can't give them that satisfaction. Once again, she gathers her belongings, then hurries out. The rest of the day passes even slower as word of her crash spreads.
Once in a while she meets up with some who don't really mind talking to her, but the difference between them is too much to ignore, and one of them has to find an excuse to walk away.
Lunch is spent alone again.
Finally, the day is over. Her mother finally arrives. She gets in the car and glances once more towards those girls, towards a life she's never known. Her mother asks how her day was and she says fine.
Her mother makes dinner that night, but the family eats separately. She sits by herself, making herself eat so her parents won't question her.
She washes her face and looks at herself in the mirror. She frowns and thinks if she were only prettier, she might have friends.
She goes to bed, but is scared to close her eyes. She doesn't want to face the dreams of her day, and she know sleeping will only make tomorrow come sooner. She can't close her eyes. . .
She hears her parents talking in the other room. . . about her. They're concerned, and she doesn't want to hear this. She has to close her eyes. . .
Tomorrow came only too soon.

The author's comments:
There are way too many misfits, and it's really sad. Many can't live with who they are because they don't "fit" anywhere, and die before they have a chance to really live. I've never been this much of a misfit, but even a little bit hurts really bad. Don't neglect someone just because it will ruin your reputation with your "friends". You have no idea what you might be missing out on; or how talking to that person might effect their entire life.

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This article has 4 comments.

Igneous2U said...
on Sep. 21 2009 at 4:24 pm
The jr high/high school years can be very difficult.....they were for me as an overweight, unpopular average person. People can be downright mean and nasty. It is good to find your value in the One who created you and not the rubbish propagated by others. ShielaZ, who is admirable, valuable, friendly, and lovely identified an age old problem in this offering!

WWJD? said...
on Sep. 19 2009 at 9:03 am
I've had times like this. Especially new places, but it hurts just the same.

Keep writing! I love your articles Rogue!

PippinP GOLD said...
on Sep. 18 2009 at 6:53 pm
PippinP GOLD, Bolingbrook, Illinois
15 articles 0 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
Faith is like learning to walk; you have to fall at first, but don't stay down. When in doubt, don't stop believing.

Accepting it is one of the hardest parts for me.

Don't let it get to you! You're beautiful the way you are, whether they see it or not. Never change yourself just because you're different from someone else! Individuality is the best part about a person.

mikky said...
on Sep. 18 2009 at 12:14 pm
i absolutly LOVE this article i can relate soooo much. i also have days when i dont wonna get out of bed cuz i dont feel like putting myself through that misery!!! i too am a misfit! and u know what...i try to accept it