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The Invisible Life of an Average American

January 23, 2013
By Daryl-ism_Black_Apollyon SILVER, Carson, California
Daryl-ism_Black_Apollyon SILVER, Carson, California
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Favorite Quote:
"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Isolated from society
Sweat marks on my black leather chair
Phone’s not ringing, no messages
The only people I text are my parents

Living in a one bedroom apartment
Roaches crawling on cans of Mountain Dew, code red
A pile of wet socks that I don’t feel like picking up
Eating Cups of Noodles pretending its gourmet Chicken Alfredo

I can’t talk to women my own age face to face
The closest I've ever got to the opposite sex was a troll in Azeroth named Ophelia
I can’t express myself, the older you get the less people care about you
Now I know what it feels like to be one of Bill O’Reilly’s daughters

The author's comments:
It's about the lives of average Americans that people over see due to the fact that they feel like they are superior to people who live the way I described in my poem.
(It's also explaining how the children of so called "privileged" families are being brain washed and aren't allowed to make their own decisions when it comes to what they believe in)

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on Feb. 27 2013 at 7:57 pm
EnnaGirl SILVER, Sacramento, California
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Favorite Quote:
Be the change you want to see in the world
- Ghandi

really good!!!

on Feb. 22 2013 at 8:58 pm
Sparkle1pops PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."
- Oscar Wilde

I really like this!! It has a very strong theme.

on Feb. 22 2013 at 11:39 am
theadventuresofemma GOLD, Ontario, Other
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Favorite Quote:
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others.
For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness.
And for poise walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
-Audrey Hepburn

I've never read anything like this before and I really like it :)

Alandra BRONZE said...
on Feb. 5 2013 at 3:54 am
Alandra BRONZE, Salt Lake City, Utah
2 articles 2 photos 7 comments
This is a powerful poem, well done!