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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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:iconjangirl183:
jangirl183 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
no one is invisible. not forever.
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
not to the One who sees all
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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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:icontommyboywood:
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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:icontommyboywood:
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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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So true
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Luna2468 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is basically the story of my life in a nutshell. but its really good.
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm amazed at how many can relate. Kinda sad
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Luna2468 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah. it is. but at least you know that you're not alone.
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Starscreams-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i like u'r poetry, it's deep, and i can tot relate on the whole book thing... but with me it's transformers
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And for other's puzzles...
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Starscreams-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
totally...I have some freinds who are into that sort of thing... have u seen transformers g1?
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Not really into it. I'm a trekkie
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Starscreams-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i love startrek to! But u really should check out G1!
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kar4all Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
From someone who has lived like this; Books as a refuge from loneliness.... I personally can tell you you truely captured the pictures and framed it with words. That is exactly how it was like. you are real good. Just thought I'd tell you
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. Deviant group wordsmiths turned this down because they didn't think anyone could relate. Maybe you could send them a word lol. :)
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kar4all Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
It is actually not common but it's also not rare. All bullied kids chose their own refuges. Mine was the world of books because it made me invisable (in my eyes) to those around me and take me t o places that were nicer and more kinder than the world I lived in. Letting myself imagine I was brave (when I was not) and surrounded by friends of all kinds (rather than enemies and no friends) didn't have a friend outside the lit. world until high school and even then only a few. 
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well you seem like a nice person
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:iconkar4all:
kar4all Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Many now say "you are the nicest person I know" but when you are a target for bullying being nice just makes you an easier target. To friends being nice is awsome but to a bully it is a sign of weakness. makes one wonder... why people attack a trait they wish those around them would have? 
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
my simple answer can be found here: 2 Timothy 3:1-5 Bible
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kar4all Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
If only avoidance could be so easy as to walk away when forced to sit within their mists everyday (school and work) or they refuse you to walk away and they follow you. The mean will never let the weak thrive for they thrive on the weak for that what makes them mean. But I hear yah, if you can avoid do so
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fishpoet Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
You're really talented
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks and welcome to dA
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fishpoet Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
thanks :))
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Delice1941 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Another social issue poem with impact:rose: Well observed.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks Delice
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Themoonofmyheart Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Most of the teens go through this :(
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
At least many of the so-called unpopular ones 
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ButterflyWingsBloom Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist
This is amazing :la:
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks butterfly
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ButterflyWingsBloom Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist
You're welcome :)
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:iconanndilek:
anndilek Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish you somebody you could dream with just like that. somebody who'd flee with you.
but wonderful poem in every case!
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah... fly me to the moon
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:iconanndilek:
anndilek Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hope you'll find that person. all good luck for you there!
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Stupid auto correct.  That was supposed to say my gal not Michael. Duh!
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anndilek Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
not a bad one xD but hey that's nice (:
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I was speaking metaphorically. I got Michael for life. :)
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62nh Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I love it.
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks
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janellecarley Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...that actually describes me to a "T"...even the part about the father leaving when he was 2...Awesome work, and beautiful poem! ^-^ Keep up the great work!
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You didn't know I was tapping into your subconscious mind did you?  Buwahaha!  Jus kiddin
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janellecarley Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol great work...Keep it up! ^-^
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Angeliquediabla Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I have spent years on and off feeling like this....
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