Sitting Alone

The ones that sit alone, in the back, that are quiet

have reasons.

Not many can understand them

until they, themselves, have felt it;

but they won’t

they can’t.

Saying ‘stop being shy’

Doesn’t help.

In fact it hurts.

You’re telling me

to push away apart of myself.

Instead of saying STOP

use COME,

Come do this,

Come do that;

not STOP being shy

STOP displaying a part of yourself.

Have you ever tried

to befriend someone

who’s alone

Instead of giving up

on them?

 

This poem is about: 
Me

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