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What has society become?

I’m a student of love but I feel as if I’ve been expelled
All of the times I’ve been wrong feels like every word I’ve misspelled
Judged for the way I smelled
And for my emotions
every time I ignored them they swelled.
Until I couldn’t hold it in anymore I yelled.
Screaming wishing to be held,
Like a baby’s first light, crying under the hospital lights in the spotlight.
This is the poem about my stage fright.
I struggled with my appetite when I’m forced to take the medications that make me feel numb.
With the absence of dopamine
the only thing I can feel is dumb.
What is our society
We judge others, the product of our anxiety.
Are we supposed be zombies. working for our earned income.
What has society become.
We medicate our children because of there energy.
We’ve put there personalities in jeopardy.
They struggle with who they are.
Are they enough?
We’ve put them in handcuffs.
Isn’t this life we live already rough.
With the pain of heartbreak, what more can we take.
I don’t understand this heartache,
I cry as my pieces shatter, I’m at my ends but I wish not to break.
Maybe falling in love was a mistake.
But for crying out loud every memory I made, I now lie awake hoping when I wake,
it was all just fake.

About this poem

This is my poem about my ADHD. My family and society attributes the part of your personality to a certain illness which deminishes who we are as people, soul in reality by putting people into societal boxs.

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Written on April 30, 2004

Submitted by Whereisiverson on April 19, 2022

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Iverson Taylor Smith

My name is Iverson is named after Allen Iverson. I'm new to poetry which my girlfriend introduced me to but each thing I write comes from the soul. Let me know how it feels to read my poetry. more…

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