They would say


Quiet, just shy they would say

Barely speaking a word

Not even her name

Rude, outrageous, a trouble maker they would say

She never responds to what I say

She’s challenging, has problems they would say

She would only shake her head in shame

She’s stupid, a freak who can’t speak kids would say

As they called her wicked names, she still had nothing to say

She’s un-teachable, disruptive teachers would say

Not making a sound, as others play games

She’s withdrawn, lost, in need of some love one kind teacher did say

And for once she claimed her voice

And she did say

I just don’t want to harm anyone with the words I choose to say

  • Author: ShannonXx (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 3rd, 2017 09:14
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 49
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  • burning-embers

    Wow thats powerful.

  • Michael Edwards

    Great piece of advice so well expressed.

  • FredPeyer

    Shannon, your poem is incredible. Not only very well written, but the way you lead us to look at it from two different angles. How a person can so easily be misunderstood because we do not take the time and do not make the effort to understand. We so easily assume the wrong things. And then the surprising and unexpected happens at the end exposing all the above as false.
    Great poem. I really enjoyed it.

    • ShannonXx

      Thank you so much for appreciating the poem 🙂

    • Louis Gibbs

      Ah, what powerful weapons our words can be. Well related here in your wise poem, Shannon!

    • Goldfinch60

      Good strong write.

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