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I'm Sorry You Don't Like Me

Updated on June 21, 2013

A Child's Poem...


I might be just a little kid


But I must be pretty smart.


‘Cause I know I am a nobody


Even though it breaks my heart.


My mother told me that I’m special


And I believed that it was true.


But Special must mean something else


To everyone like you.


The special that my mother means


Makes me feel great.


But your idea of special


Is something that I hate.


The things that you say to me


Make me feel so bad.


You just stand there laughing


While I just stand there sad.


I’d like to believe my mother’s words


But mothers see differently.


You see me the way


The rest of the world sees.


I wish I could be good enough


I don’t know what else to do.


But I just want to let you know


That I think the world of you.


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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Au fait,

      I couldn't agree with you more. Looking back, I'm sure I've said some hurtful things as a child and I feel guilty if/when I did. Now, as an adult, I am extremely conscious of how I treat others and you're right... adults are just as bad or worse because they should know better. It bothers me that an adult can act that way, but I can try to deal with it if someone is rotton to me. When kids are picked on I feel horrible and they often suffer in silence. My son was just bullied and beaten up this year in school and it had gone on for over a month before he finally broke down and told me about it. I just wish people would learn how to treat others.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Without a doubt bullying is one of the more harmful things in our society. Sticks and stones may hurt my bones but words can hurt forever.

      Adults are just as bad and are probably the roll models children are copying when they bully in school

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Yes my dear Colin, you are indeed one of the lucky ones. You have women all over cyberspace throwing themselves at you. For me, I like not sharing you with a wife!

      The ducks are running to let the swans know "Colin is coming :-)"

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Yes it's painfully true (but then again I may be one of the lucky ones - look at all of the freedom I've had/or have) ....when Epi comes down the street in his funny little duck walk all of the ladies cross to the other side and run in the opposite direction , lol.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      ...I'm sorry, did you say you've never been married? ;-)

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ...but then again, you rule my life too, with your comments undeneath my pillow.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Oh Colin, no ferocious beast nor Heavenly feast could keep me from you for an hour at the least., in my thoughts anyway.

      I think I have decided to print your words and turn them into posters for my walls, for your words can bring the smallest person to life.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Well Cat of such clever words and thoughts but also with a pure poetic heart of gold - I just arrived home from work on a rainy morning with 'you' on my mind and to tell you that little boy up top is me when I don't hear from you in more than 24 hours.

      You are well known for your legendary wit and humor and your passion for politics and social issues but you also have a warm and beautiful heart for the human condition and you are a cheerleader for the human race .

      The cats were happy to see me and I am now rockin' and rollin' to the Mannish Boy himself , Muddy Waters and it's so freakin' loud your American neighbors over at Erie, Penn. are complaining about the noise levels , lol.

      Sending you a big Canadian high five times three from Colin, Tiffy and Gabriel at lake erie time 4:41am

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      GClark,

      Thank you. After all of the recent tragedies, including a couple of teenage, bully-provoked suicides in my area, our local schools have been implementing "Zero Tolerance" policies and holding seminars and creating "Student Agreements". Unfortunately, most bullying falls under the radar, it's done in the absence of adults and the victims usually never want to say anything for fear of the consequences. Both of my kids have come home this year either in tears or on the verge of tears from bullying and my daughter was 7 and my son 11. So obviously bullying is unbiased. In both cases the schools were unaware and neither of my children wanted me to address the issue. Kids don't understand the short-term and long-term affects bullying can have on a person. The world we are living in today, we need to focus on building confidence working together as a people not everyone against each other. I just think it's sad and I would love to see things change.

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      GClark 4 years ago from United States

      Very impressive expression of how bullies can impact those smaller and weaker. Maybe this will influence others to be more aware what kids are doing to other kids and to take some action to change things. Unfortunately, many adults seem to believe that children should be left to sort out their own differences.