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Do you see me?

September 9, 2021
By k_perez-horn05 BRONZE, Flora, Illinois
k_perez-horn05 BRONZE, Flora, Illinois
3 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Do you see me?

When someone says my name

Do you hear weird and strange 

Or popular and cool

Do you see me?

When you talk to me how am I perceived?

Maybe standoffish or rude

Maybe cold and judgmental

Do you see me?

When youre my friend, what do you think of me?

Maybe funny and outgoing

Maybe a sad sob story. 

Do you see me?

When my name comes up on a long list at school.

A lot of moving and drug records, okay that's cool,

So they assume I'm bad right?

Right? Wrong. 

Do I see me? 

When someone says my name I wonder who I am.

My parents don't even know me, man.

They are gone I don't know where they are

Probably doing coke or meth somewhere across the yard 

Do I see me?

Trust, something I don't do easily 

Maybe if I had love it would be breezy 

Laughter, what a wonderful sound

Might be nice if my brother was around


Do I see me?

16 different birthdays I spent sad and alone

So i'm sorry for the hurt that comes from my home

School, is easy when you have family, money and a place to live

Ever sign your own self up for school I sure did

Does anyone see me? 

Drugs, a bad way to get through 

But I do

I raised myself that's right 

I tuck my own self in bed at night. 

Court cases 

Druggie places 

Drunk tears and sad ears

Broken glass and gun fights 

Maybe thats why im always in fright 

I guess the question is 

Now do you see me? 

The author's comments:

There is always a story, behind every person. Sometimes we judge without knowing the dificulties of others. Its time we start looking deaper into the people we surround ourselves with. 

This is a true story about my best friends life and what she deals with on a daily basis. She doesnt have the words to express herself. So I wrote her story for her, I am her voice. 

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on Sep. 25 at 7:21 pm
Rsnail-925 PLATINUM, Boulder, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
A story has as many versions as it has readers - Winter Of Our Discontent

This is so moving, thank you

on Sep. 24 at 1:51 pm
k_perez-horn05 BRONZE, Flora, Illinois
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thank you

on Sep. 17 at 6:59 pm
12376-astravo BRONZE, Centennial, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
" A writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, or because everything she does is golden. A writer is a writer because, even though there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway." - Junot Diaz

" Overnight Success is almost a myth. Half of this industry is luck, and half is the refusal to quit" - Victoria Schwab

Amazing that's all I can say

on Sep. 11 at 2:14 pm
k_perez-horn05 BRONZE, Flora, Illinois
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Bridgettestarns thank you so much<3

on Sep. 10 at 12:03 pm
bridgettes BRONZE, Rolla, Missouri
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I love this.