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Worn Out Welcome ( A Short Poem)

Updated on September 21, 2010

The time does come when things must change,

Especially when one cannot behave,

The disgust is obvious,

So is the outright frailty of putting up a fight,

When one can't win it is time to give up the plight.

Try as I may to try to belong,

Each and every time I discover I was wrong.

Worn out welcomes is what I do best,

Really don't care what happens to the rest,

Judgement is easy when it is all one side,

Standing up for one's values creates nothing but disgust.

Stay too long and it's time to go,

Throw a fit, raise a fuss, no one knows,

The obvious reaction hits like a train,

Worn Out Welcomes comes with a test,

Insults and abuse fall like the rain,

Because only the powerful know what is best,

If separation happens it is all in good fun,

I would not want to do what is done,

I sulk in my horror, I pray for a raft,

To help me grow and move past,

Worn Out Welcomes happens to me,

Is this a time, we will see?

I try my best to just fit in,

I sometimes do not know how to begin,

An outsider I have been all my life,

To belong is something I cannot seem to do,

So maybe it is time I said goodbye to you!


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    • Little Kim profile image

      Little Kim 

      7 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

      Maybe you just have to start by fittng in with yourself. But know this you fit in here at hubpages.We all do. Keep writing and heal.Peace and love

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      7 years ago

      This poem is like a mirror image of my self, and sometimes i feel this way, but i am not a depressed person, no chemical imbalance. I really liked it.

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      7 years ago

      excellent, I read it 3 times.

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      Laurel Rogers 

      7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      From one outsider to another, great work. I really enjoyed this, Arthur-thank you.

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      8 years ago from New Jersey

      Writing as catharsis. amorea Is right about the worn out welcome line; it's the strongest in the poem and conveys they most meaning in the fewest words.


    • Arthur Fontes profile imageAUTHOR

      Arthur Fontes 

      8 years ago from Fall River,MA

      amorea13 Thank you so much for taking the time to read my hub. I appreciate the feedback and you are correct writing does allow me to express my feelings.

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      8 years ago

      Great poem Arthur so full of feeling and passion - you conveyed it to me wonderfully well - I loved the line, 'worn out welcomes is what I do best' - terrific - and you know what, I think I know exactly what you are saying.

      Thank you for your words Arthur and for letting me share a part of your feelings.


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