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The Chronicles Of A Misfit: Daily Living in My World

Updated on November 30, 2016

What...I'm a Misfit?

When I write poetry, it is more than likely going to have one of three themes: bad luck at love relations, hardships of daily life, or being a misfit in today's world.

There are times when I write poetry, and I am in the daily grind of one of these subject matters. Sometimes, I just write from past experience. It depends, but today, I thought I would give readers a glimpse of what it feels like to be an outcast - a misfit if you will - in today's society. When you are in your middle-ages like myself, it becomes a necessity to vent out life's past and present to your own situation. For me, it helps to stay sane in my misfit world.

So, like I have recently started saying a lot - Onward, Upward, Just Keeping it REAL! I hope you enjoy my poems.


The Misfit Chronicles (Introduction)

You come into this world

without a clue on how to

go forward and be you…

You learn these things

along the way with many

behind the back whispers

and things…

Well, at least that’s my

experience; I've had to

endure. I’ve had to learn

to overcome the immature.

Why are we judged by others

so much? Not a care in the

world for another human


Individualism is what is

preached, but to actually

be different is frowned upon

like you’re a freak…

And then you start to live

your life more fake than free

getting lost in the land of

make believe…


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The Misfit Chronicles Part 1

I was a knobby kneed

little girl, that stayed in

a shell of my own

fantasy world.

You see; I had already

figured out to be myself

in this world would raise

red flags.

Adolescent life came upon,

and It was as if I was made

to feel like I hadn’t been born.

My boobs weren’t growing

as big as the other girls, and

I couldn’t make flirty small

talk to save this world…

teenage years; I somehow

found, the courage to rally

through and stand my ground.

Adult life then came my way,

and I found myself in this

crazy place of trying to

become part of a relative


However, he was just like

the rest of the crowd. When

my stretch marks appeared

after the birth of our child,

that bastard turned tail

and kicked me out...

Even so, I carried on to find

my soul of value and virtue.

Never again was I going to

be screwed.


The Misfit Chronicles Part 2

I’ve made it through this judging

world as an optimistic mother


I’ve raised my children on

my own, and it has been a trial

of errors, just to let you know...

but they have become my prides

and joys against this world of unfair

terrors who unfurl.

So remember this all you beautiful

misfits, Stay true to yourself,

and don’t ever get lost in other

peoples negative shit…

© 2015 Missy Smith


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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thanks goego. :)

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      goego 2 years ago from Loserland

      Misfits connected at the hip!!!

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you swalia. I have came to that point in my life that I feel like opening up to the world instead of hiding out. You gave me a great compliment. Thank you again!! :)

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      I think you may be right aviannovice. lol. :)

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      Shaloo Walia 2 years ago

      Living on your own terms and not succumbing to the pressures of the society requires a great deal of courage. You are a courageous woman Missy. You express your scars so openly in your poems and it indeed needs courage!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Sometimes the stranger we are, the more attention we attract, too!

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you DzyMsLizzy. I really do love being a misfit now. I write some of my poetry from some of the hurtful experiences, but I wouldn't change a thing. :)

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      You are so extremely wise and nice Venkatachari. I really admire that and love to hear your advice. Thank you!

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      You are so intelligent and great in your expressions. Why do you discourage yourself with thoughts imposed upon you by others? Let them bark. You should not heed those things. I myself was considered a misfit by many people. But, I never worried and used to tell the same to my wife also whom her relatives ill treated mostly. It is life.

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      Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

      I can relate. I was a misfit myself growing up, and in many ways, I still am.

      No 'girly-girl,' I; tomboy through and through. My peers were not my best friends, as I preferred the company of adults. Well, I was raised to be something of a miniature adult--what can I say?

      Kudos on feelings well spoken.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      You told me one time Dana, that you felt we were a lot alike, and I do agree. I can tell by your comments, that we see things in the same exact way.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you PAINTDRIPS. It is the misfits for sure that has a good outlook on how life should be I think, and then they try to live that way. It, unfortunately, outcasts them, because they don't follow a crowd. I thank you so much for reading my poem and leaving me such a lovely comment. :)

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      The more I read your beautiful work of art, the more I get a glimpse of your beautiful heart. I agree with you in being true to yourself. I spent most of my younger years hating being different; and trying to be like everyone else. The sad part was, as much as I sacrificed my own identity, my uniqueness shown as bright as a bulb. I felt sorry for myself for being different. Now, I feel sorry for those who don't recognize that being unique is the best gift God could have ever given us.

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      Denise McGill 2 years ago from Fresno CA

      Jodah is right. It's the misfits of this world that have made all the difference, created all the music, painted all the paintings, and invented all the greatest inventions. It is the people who don't fit in that find that path few have followed. I applaud you for finding it.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Jodah. Yes, it has been challenging, but on the bright side, you are correct, It has given me a lot to write about hasn't it? ;)

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      I have learned to be true to myself ladyguitarpicker, but happiness has always been a little difficult for me, and I don't think it is because I dislike myself, or that I need someone to make me happy. I think it's just been bad curses of life in a lot of ways. However, please don't get me wrong, I am thankful for so many things as well. I think everyone's life has an unfortunate and fortunate side to it. Some of us have a perfect balance; some of us have a little more fortunate than unfortunate, and some of us have been more unfortunate. Even so, that's not to say we can't hold onto that little piece of fortunate and know what it's worth and just be happy for that. I like being a misfit. I actually think it's become a positive gift for me. It just takes growth to recognize that. Thank you for stopping by and reading this one. :)

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Missy, It's the misfit of this world that have made it the diverse and interesting place it is. It's not that bad a club to be a part of. Your life has certainly been a challenge and look at the great material for hub it gives you. Besides you never know what may be around the corner. Nice cross section of other misfits included.

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Jamaica

      most welcome

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Glad you are true to yourself. Only you can make yourself whole and happy. When you don't need another person to make you happy you will be.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you clive. :)

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Jamaica

      Sad,, but you are doing ok now