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The Boy Who Wore Eyeliner

July 28, 2011
By WynterPage95 ELITE, Monticello, Arkansas
WynterPage95 ELITE, Monticello, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"It's better to burn out than to fade away..." -Kurt Cobain

The boy who wears eyeliner,
Walks through the hallway with his black clothes on,
With his converse's on, and all the strangers eyes who look at him,
That's what completes the outfit.
It's hard to have confidence
When everybody likes to remind you,
That in society's eyes you're a freak,
A weirdo,
A boy-lover who wears eyeliner.
Why is it that a few things from Hot Topic,
And raven black eyeliner
Can destroy your whole life?
Your "friends" walk away from you,
Your parents are dissapointed in you.
All because you changed your life a little bit.
Writing poetry doesn't mean you're gay.
So now the boy who wears eyeliner,
After being beat up again,
Goes home to cut the tears into his wrist.
Because that's what society expects him to do,
Either dress himself in the Ralph Lauren and be the captain of the football team,
Or bleed away his ruined life.
At his funeral, no one will remember how tortured he was,
And that maybe his suicide wasn't just a cry for attention gone wrong.
And thus ends the tragedy of the boy who wore eyeliner.

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on Sep. 19 2012 at 9:49 am
lmoquinn BRONZE, Tifton, Georgia
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This is so true in many ways. Even though I'm a girl I've went though this my own way, and I understand what it is like. This just speaks to me in a way won't understand.

on Oct. 8 2011 at 7:21 pm
billlover420 GOLD, Justin, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Boy, when you're dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery.  People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody. ~J.D. Salinger,The Catcher in the Rye,

this soo ture the world cant except people for they are they dont want to let people be diffrent and because you are diffrent you get judge for it . socity wants you to be a sertin way for it and when your not they all turn against you and judgr you like u have no feelings and ur supposed to sit there and take it and when a kid finally breaks from it all and let his wrist be his tissue for his tears and he dies from it all bcause he just cant take it they all expect it to happen and they all say well " we all know it was going to happen day bc he was him " and parents cante help the child be who they wont they only push rthem away when they decided to be who they want . i love that you wrote this it might help a few people see things