Do You Know?

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 08:33 -- lsmiley

Do you know what it's like
To be an outcast
Caught somewhere between
Wanting to fit in
But not will to be
One of them?

Do you know what it's like
To be skin and bones
Rarely looking up
Because you can feel
The naked stairs of
Disgust and hate?

Do you know what it's like
To be tricked into
The arms of a boy
You thought you knew
Just to find out
He never gave a damn
About you?

Do you know what it's like
To be thrown around
Like another hand me down
To worn to be used
By anyone else?

Do you know what it's like
To watch them
Take your baby sister away
While she sits in your mama's arms
She wipes a tear
Trailing down her face?
“Mama it'll be okay”

Do you know what it's like
To sleep under a bridge
Huddled up against
A strangers chest
Just to stay alive
On a winter night?

Do you know what it’s like
To walk a day
In my non-existent shoes
All the pain and memories
Weighing you down
Inch by inch
Pound by pound.

Honestly, do you know?

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