Human

I have one question for the world- are you human if you have no feelings?

Well I can answer that question for you, NO. I say no because to all the ones that have top put up with being name called and picked on because you don’t hang out with them or because you don’t have $140 to get some new Jersey . Or is it because you’re wearing mismatch clothes with buttons and safety pins, with funky hair with different dyes in your hair. They pick on you just to push your buttons , to see what hurts and what doesn’t . I call them inhuman , because they don’t know how it feels, they don’t know what it is like to look over your shoulder every second of your life. Or to put a mask over your face so they don’t see the tears well up in your eyes. So you ask them why …why. But when you get home it all changes. you cut yourself, you hurt others, you cry and cry and all the while your friends try to help, but it is to late, and now your looking down from above at your friends your wondering what went wrong.
So as I put this mask over my face, think , how does she feel inside.

9 comments:

~Kathryn~ said...

People have no idea how they can hurt others without realising - i always think of the saying "walk a mile in their shoes" ...

don't leave the mask on all the time !!
(sorry about the deleted post - it read badly and i couldn't edit it)

AD said...

hmmm...
i think my light bulb lights up!

Nostalgic Human"

Larraine said...

Unfortunately mocking others for being "different" seems to be a "rite of passage" for a lot of young people. My son went through it and shrugged it off. I went through it and cried a lot. I think the people doing this stuff know precisely how much they are hurting people. They want to "push buttons." They grow up to be people who do the same thing, perhaps in a more subtle way, but they do. The best thing you can do is be yourself and to hell with them.

quin browne said...

read 'fat pig'.

Saoirse Redgrave said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. I think everyone can relate to the suffering people carelessly cause each other.

Although I understand very well the desire to hold up the mask, just remember to take it off whenever you write for yourself. You can go so much further if you use it wisely and eventually you'll entirely grow beyond needing it.

It took me years to learn when it's safe to take the mask away (and there are still plenty of times I trot it out. But I also learned that the same kids who were so gleefully destructive with people's feelings were also wearing masks.

Unfortunately (in some ways) we all are far more similar than we want to recognize. So use the mask when you need to, but don't become it.

Take care,
~Saoirse Redgrave
Author of the 13 to Life series (coming to bookstores in 2010 from St. Martin's Press).

Fledgling Poet said...

I can feel your pain...people can be so cruel, but there are others out there who appreciate people who are different and unique. I sure do. I'm sorry for your struggles...take strength from them if you can, and as you get older you'll find that people care less about differences. At least those who count! I'm using my mask less and less as I get older.

ThomG said...

Being one's self is the greatest gift you give the world. Trust.

Finality

Mayz said...

this time i have no words...i'll jus go back to again silently readin d post

MichaelO said...

At most they are subhuman. Why some people feed their egos by disparaging others will always escape me.

 
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