Superficial
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kellydenairuich
kellydenairuichWriter/Poet/Mother, 24F, United States
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My perspective of bullying when I was in high school.
*Edit: I don't agree with the ending of my poem. a lot of young people in high school feel trapped, & as if they have to conform & I wanted to emulate that.

Superficial

She's alone at the table, the only place she is able, to be herself, without the

Whispering

Snickering

Under-the-breath

Berating

Jealous eyes, despise that

She is not a guise

Unapologetically her

And they hate her

For having the

Courage to

Not. Worry. About. Every. Little. Thing.

Unaware how deep

Their words go

Her stalwart is her pride

They can hide behind

Their snide sneers

Unspoken fears they project

Like daggers from their eyes

Every. Time. She. Walks. By.

They don't know, she doesn't care,

They aren't the reason she straightens her hair,

Trying to fix imperfection in her reflection

Bullying herself to

Stop. Being. So. Different.

The only way

To be okay, is to stop being

Special,

And become

Superficial.

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