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I wonder if other people see how I feel.

With every glare to meet my eyes,

its another preying glare to slap my face

and another glare that heats my cheeks with nervous fire

 

I wonder if, day after day,

if people see my fear, if they see how I shake.

When they walk by, I stumble away

because I know they don't want me near them.

 

I wonder if they pity me

If they see the lonely child inside my glass skin.

Sometimes they give me gentle eyes

because they feel sorry for how lonley I really am inside.

 

I wonder if they know I don't fit in,

if they try to welcome me but I'm too naive to see.

But everytime I just walk away because-

because everytime I try is another crash and burn.  

well i was feeling good for a while but then school came... and then i felt sad again. so this is mostly about me being kinda lonely and antisocial
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arisufae Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Craigbutt... ;________;
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Mimibert Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
antisocialnes: ACTIVATE!
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peacewing7593 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student General Artist
i love it and hope you feel happy again soon :aww:
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andrewpom Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Writer
the fire imagery in the first stanza makes it really clear how you feel. it's not just being anti-social, it sounds like social anxiety. as someone who copes with social anxiety myself i can say that i sometimes think if people pity me, or feel sorry for me - or even the opposite. whether they know me as 'that guy' etc. the thing is, people do want you around, you just don't know it. i mean, this is a pretty complicated issue that i can't really explain in a bloody comment but you're not alone in feeling alone, is what i'm trying to say. you have your words, for one thing c:
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XIStormIX Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Digital Artist
I think you did a lovely job at writing this. I understand about being anti-social. I deliberately live in the woods, in the mountains on 5 and a half acres to avoid other people. Now, I'm seriously anti-social. :D Great work, and I so enjoyed reading your writing. Thank you!
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thechosenonee1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Writer
This poem is lovely. You did amazing writing it! I hope you feel better soon(:
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