View Full Version : "Left": When the world says you're not right, but you know you're not wrong.


firefly25
05-13-09, 08:27 PM
all the times I was made to think I was naďve
all the times I was made to feel like a fool
all the times I was made to feel so out of touch with the world
because I didn’t know this
or hadn’t realized that
or said something unrelated
or out of touch
or without thinking
or I messed up the words
because my mouth is slower
than my mind
or because I simply couldn’t put my explanation to the right words
and was ridiculed for it
all the times I was left frustrated
all the times I was told I wasn’t right
because I couldn’t get the thoughts out
the way I thought them
or in time
all the times I hated myself
for the frustration of just being unable
to think right
to talk right
all the times I was left to just be silent
all the times I was made to feel separate
different
awkward
strange
flighty
lazy
unfit
a failure
all the times I was taken advantage of
and mocked
because my head was in the clouds
because I would rather be in my thoughts
which are beautiful
with vast horizons
and brilliant colors
the thoughts of a dreamer
are so much more interesting
than your bleak reality barren of imagination
and limited by the ‘way things should be’
bound and gagged by expectations
inflexible because you would be lost
without your chains