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In School All There is is Pain (by GalaxyRat)

Updated on June 7, 2017
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GalaxyRat is fond of rats and writing. And dark poetry. She knows that people don't like all these things together... but who cares?

There is pain, pain, pain,

In the place down the lane.

Its brick walls stand tall,

It holds students who maul,

Breaking your arms in a grip so tight,

You can feel them aching at night.

How could such words come from a mouth so young?

From this people I am among,

I only feel like a piece of trash,

Thrown into the rubbish sack.

In class, they barely listen to the teacher,

They scorn the visiting preacher.

They mess up the books,

They rip them all in half just for the looks

Of tearing them apart.

If only they knew what this meant from the start,

Books hold my soul,

And now they've torn a hole,

How these kids are vicious.

They'll beat you up when you're not malicious,

And you should see their gangs,

With necklaces of fangs,

Who knows what's on their mind,

Who knows who they'll find

Next. Maybe it's the new kid

Who helped me opening my sandwich lid.

No, no, no,

They'll just do, do, do,

And if they get thrown in jail,

And in school they fail,

You realize this just helps them?

I can't believe you call them friends.

Hello!!! Hope you enjoyed!

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      GalaxyRat 2 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      Ha. My siblings and I always passed the time playing. Thanks for reading.

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      Anita Hasch 2 months ago from Port Elizabeth

      Hi, Although we used to gang up on each other. Usually when we were bored, we had some great fun as well. Remember South Africa only got TV about 20 years after the rest of the world. We used to run around and play in the bush surrounding the school. Once the headmaster had to come and fetch me and my friends from my home. We were playing dolls during break, and forgot all about school. Luckily my younger sister was an extrovert and very popular. So school was not so bad. I must say high school, however was just sooo boring.

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      GalaxyRat 2 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      Ha! Same with me, thanks for commenting!

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      Tamara Yancosky 2 months ago from No Idea Where

      "If I knew then what I know now", I could've rocked the world back then...lol.

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      GalaxyRat 2 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      I fit in alright, just the fact when I was younger, I was "used" by my "BFF" because I was popular as I was a quadruplet. I'm talking elementary school. She thought she'd be a little more popular if she would hang around me. I was so quaint. I never figured this out!

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      Tamara Yancosky 2 months ago from No Idea Where

      I was shy in school to the point of being painfully withdrawn. I didn't want to leave my home in order to even go to school! A few grades were much better than others, but I didn't like school, in general. I was socially awkward. I just didn't fit in...

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      GalaxyRat 2 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      School is fun on the right days, but yes, you do get taunted for being different. Don't worry... I've had my fair share. Just thought I should write about school here. :)

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      Anita Hasch 2 months ago from Port Elizabeth

      School can be fun, but when you are a thinker and a writer, you are different. Kids don't like different, and soon pounce on you. As long as you laugh with them, they will leave you alone. Don't show any hurt. Anyway, it is a long time since I went to school. In my case, I was a dreamer and only wanted to read. The teacher hit me over my head in class because I was reading a book under the desk. In our little village school there was only about 5 Afrikaans kids, the rest were English. Every few months they would gang up on the Afrikaans kids, taunting us 'Afrikaners, vrot bananas. Unfortunately, small or not, I did not have the sense to keep silent and shouted back, 'English red necks. ' Well, I always got into trouble and was sent to the headmaster. I love books and reading, when life gets difficult they make you forget your circumstances and you are moved into another setting where there is peace and sunshine.

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      GalaxyRat 2 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      I know, right... kids are mean when they want to be.

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      Tamara Yancosky 2 months ago from No Idea Where

      This is true! It made me giggle, but also made me think of those I.D. shows and Dateline, I sometimes watch on YouTube about Killers, Psychos, and other mad folks.

      Your poetry is fun, emotional, deep, and much like mine with a satiric air. I like it.

      I would not ever want to go back to being a kid in school. Kids can be so mean! They are the adult version of our Sociopaths, and Psychos, at times! And, people think how wonderful childhood seems to be. No Way; I wouldn't do it, again. You've got me rambling...haha.

      Hugs,

      Tamara

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      GalaxyRat 2 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      MsDora,

      Life is sad. Thanks for reading.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 months ago from The Caribbean

      This may be an accurate commentary on school life for some kids. It's sad, but thanks for provoking our awareness.

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      GalaxyRat 2 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      Comments are welcome! What happens/happened to you in school?