Alien | Teen Ink


January 3, 2013
By Matthew Wilk BRONZE, Cheswick, Pennsylvania
Matthew Wilk BRONZE, Cheswick, Pennsylvania
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Have you ever felt left out of the group, excluded?
Given the boot when you knew you should have been shoe’d in,
Like some ancient druid was determined to ruin your life with a curse
But worse
He brought his whole crew in.

Now it’s high noon and you’re a target to shoot at,
The school’s a battlefield,
No wonder you’re truant

They always look at you and
Boo at what your doing
And you go off like a bomb at the Olympics in Munich

Nah, you’re just extra-terrestrial,
Less than respectable
You’ll never get to get the girl

You’re just a jester at the festival
I guess it’d be acceptable
To peg your head with vegetables

And best of all they let you know
That you’re a filthy dog
And you’ll never be best in show

So why the abuse?
‘Cause all a bully needs is another excuse.

The author's comments:
I think bullying is a serious issue. People should be aware of the feelings of the victims of bullying

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SonKib said...
on Dec. 6 2016 at 5:27 pm
wtf, This is a Your favorite martian song, you didnt write this! this is the first verse in the song "alien" by your favorite martian!

on Jan. 12 2013 at 11:44 pm
sadesdd DIAMOND, Elma, Iowa
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This poem is very descriptive and has a lot of creative comparisons that I would never be able to come up with. This is amazing and should be used in the book.

on Jan. 11 2013 at 10:27 am
LouisianaGirl GOLD, Covington, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
"When you were born, you were crying
And everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so that when you die,
You're the one who is smiling
And everyone around you is crying."

I almost cried when I read this. I've been going through some stuff with my friends, and I really related to this. You have skills, and congrats on top choice!