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For as long as I can remember, no one ever seemed to care.
My mom left my dad when I was two, since then he's never been there.
Mother works a full-time day job, and then a part-time one at night.
No one's ever really here for ME, somehow it doesn't feel right.

I go to school five days a week, the least popular kid in class.
Bullies seem to thrive on me, the easiest, I suppose, to harass.
My friends have all abandoned me. Why?  I really couldn't say.
I feel as though I'm invisible, at least that's how I feel today.

But at night I get out my books, and they take me to worlds unknown.
I find myself fantasizing; here I thrive, no longer alone.
I've flown to the moon, spent time on Mars, and traveled back to the past.
I've run with the wolves, lived on a farm, partied down and had a blast!

Oh, how I wish to prolong such dreams, to live here in these sweet realms.
To reside in my dreams where reality fades, where I get to sit at the helm.
But the morning bell rings, time to get up, grab a muffin and off I go.
Back to the world I've come to abhor; I'm a shadow in a reality show.
none of us are ever truly alone (Acts 17:27)

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LauraMizvaria Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have found that the best people often have the worst childhoods, but trust me, it gets better. 
I love the Bible verse too <3
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, my wife is a good example. Tough life but turned out to be one of the kindest, most generous of persons I've ever met.  Thanks
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Tara-E-H Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
You have successfully captured the thoughts of many young schoolchildren so well! Your poem definitely seems like it would be encouraging to someone in this situation, to let them know they're not alone. Well done.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for kind words
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Dramaticrabbit Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student
woot *snaps fingers* (that is a poetry clap lol)
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
kewl (thats slovenese for cool)
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LeDbrite Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing! I love the imagery it provides, and I also love your word choices. It's not often that one will come across the word "abhor". I think one of the things that makes this poem so appealing is the simple flow and rhyme of the sentences, it really defines the nature of it. Excellently done!!:clap:
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very kind. Thanks
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AlexandraFrostFiolee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
AMAZING
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A lote of people(like me) go through this but thanks to god they is something called books that take us to unknown worlds.

personally I belive that every timr you find a new book is like find new friends,adventures,palces,etc.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So true
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