Icarus, Chapter 1: Twenty Nine Reasons

Icarus, Chapter 1: Twenty Nine Reasons

A Poem by gabiaimee

I had some trouble getting the words down on paper clearly.

School just isn't the same.
I didn't always hate it, but
it would be nice to learn
without further damaging my health.
Small class sizes don't help.
Taking me away, depriving me
of regularity
in favour of "extra help"
with twenty nine other retards.
That's what they call them
outside of the halls.
Challenged, misunderstood "retards."
And I am one of them.

Don't they know what they're saying?!
Don't they know that
what they say
isn't the same as what they mean?
Unless they know what they mean
and they mean what they say...

I've been in this room
in this desk
for what feels like hours
and, Lord, I need to move.
I've been here with them
twenty nine retards
twenty nine voices
twenty nine distractions
twenty nine triggers.
I have twenty nine reasons to scream
and twenty nine reasons to run.

© 2015 gabiaimee

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Added on January 6, 2015
Last Updated on January 6, 2015
Tags: icarus, story, poem, poetry, school, anxiety, add, adhd, hate, routine, retard, retarded, words, word, names, name, calling, anxious, movement, voices, trigger, triggers, scream, run, distraction




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