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Walking downcast into school each day,
No friendly faces meet you there.
Shy and forlorn and can’t connect
Even the teachers don’t have your back.
An open heart is being rejected.
An outstretched hand not met by one–
Circles of backs not letting you in.
Up-turned noses looking down at you,
The isolation is overwhelming
And the awkwardness too.
Scowling glances meet your gaze,
Ridicule and mockery and snickers of hate,
Greet you daily; it’s too much to take.
Home life is stressful, there’s not much money;
Dad’s an alcoholic and Mom’s emotionally vacated.
Who is there to share the pain?
No one notices the burden,
The agony carried–
Day after day and year after year.
Dejected, despondent, hopeless and desperate,
Abandoned, forsaken, deserted and desolate.