The Other One

The Other One

A Poem by Jaxson Phoenix

I may not be as fast.
I may not be as strong.
I may not know just what to do,
and so I did it wrong.

I may not be as smart.
I may not play the game.
I may not be just like him,
I don't want to be the same.

Just because I'm different,
Please don't treat me bad.
Because when you ignore me,
it always makes me sad.

I only want to play with you.
I want to see you smile.
I want to have you talk to me
and make me feel worth-while.

Show me all the love,
you give to all the others.
Treat me as an equal.
Treat me as my brother.

Though we're not the same,
I have feelings too.
I need to know you care,
about all the things I do.

All that I am asking,
is spend more time with me.
Learn about the things I like
and hopefully you will see,

That, even though I'm different,
we still can have some fun.
Won't you come and play with me,
after all, I am your son.

© 2008 Jaxson Phoenix

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Sibling rivalry can be brutal when the bar is set so high and the parents play favorites, this, from the youngest in a family of eight. Great poem.

Posted 15 Years Ago

A wonderful and profound piece. The flow is easy and very good. The essence is very emotional and sensitive. When it touched me all along, the last line just hit it off even more though. This write creeps nicely under one's skin and the last line stabs one into the heart. Great piece!!!

Could stand equally for a lot of other differences in people - skin color - religion - handicapped person - ...the list could go on ...

Posted 15 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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2 Reviews
Added on March 13, 2008


Jaxson Phoenix
Jaxson Phoenix

Issaquah, WA

Like many, he has sought for the meaning of life and his place in it. He wrote those thoughts in the form of poetry and ended up with a unique collection. He placed those thoughts in a book which he .. more..


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