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Just a Friend

April 1, 2014
By currently_liddell GOLD, Derry, New Hampshire
currently_liddell GOLD, Derry, New Hampshire
18 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Names called out in the hall,
How can this be right?
Under pressure from everyone, school, parents, friends…and now this
The pressure building on top of a fragile body
Names, called out that should never have been said.
“Go kill yourself” “fat” “nobody wants you here”
She sits alone at lunch, she hides her face
Doesn’t know what she did wrong this time
It wasn’t her fault
…was it?
Does anyone deserves something quit this cruel?
She keeps her head lowered, don’t-make-eye-contact-don’t-make-eye-contact.
Someone puts their arm on her shoulder and she flinches
Knowing something bad will happen, nothing good ever comes when she’s noticed.
She turns to face her offender,
“Hi, I’m Jason why don’t you sit with me today at lunch.”
And it changes her life forever.

The author's comments:
This poem could have gone under What Matters or Bullying, but I think what matters is better because in the end all that matters is that "Jason" comes to help this girl in the end. All you have to do is be a Jason and help someone up when they have fallen. That's all that matters.

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on Apr. 14 2014 at 4:25 pm
camblessoup SILVER, Mansfield, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"and at once I knew I was not magnificent."
-Bon Iver

have you read Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick? This poem reminds me of that! Great work!

on Apr. 11 2014 at 2:19 pm
kingofwriters BRONZE, DeWitt, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Books are a uniquely portable magic." - Stephen King

I love books, and I love technology, but I don't want to see the latter overwhelm the former. I just think books are meant to be pages you turn, not screens you scroll through.

It's amazing how much a simple "Hi" can do for those who have been bullied. This poem could not be more right in its depiction of bullying and it's really good that we're seeing more work like this, because no one deserves to be bullied. Excellent work, and definitely keep on writing! :)