Do you know what they say
In the school yard each day?
I hide the pain,
Oh yes, I
Lift my nose with obvious disdain.
But their words pierce my heart
More than fists ever could
My thoughts, their words have become one.
'Erase them' you say; well yes, I should -
But was I ever given the tools to start?
Now, long after time
Has seen my name fade from their minds
Echoes of their unkindness haunt me still.
And here am I,
A ghost of what I should have been,
might have been,
I find I am unable to escape the ravens calls.