In my Shoes



Every morning when I wake,
I feel like I'm about to break,
dreading to take on another day,
feeling like I am in the way.

I have always felt unaccepted in the world,
treated like nothing but the different girl.
My path feels like an obstacle course,
like my fate is being taken by force.

Sometimes I just want to give up,
because nothing I do seems good enough.
I am surrounded by ridicule and hate,
which has caused my miserable state.

If only people would understand,
and reach out with a helping hand.
Instead they look at me as if they're blind,
rejecting and leaving me behind.

I have been battered and torn down,
humiliated, heartbroken, and tossed around.
If I had the opportunity I would choose,
for the world to live a day in my shoes.

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Submitted on June 19, 2015

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABB XXCC XXDD EEFF XXGG
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 725
Words 138
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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