No Ovation

No Ovation

A Poem by tmpebbles

This takes place as a "dream" but it's another poem about bullying. Something that I endured as a kid. This was written in my teens


The audience threw me roses

My heart was full of glee

Although, upon closer examination

Pool of black stared back at me


Horror was evident upon my face

Laughter erupted from the crowd

I yearned to escape this mutiny

Regretfully, this was not allowed


For, in a breath, I was barricaded

Insults roared amongst the air

Silently, I beckoned for help

Outwardly void of a signal flare


Mindlessly, I withstood the torment

Glares of hatred bore into my soul

Was this to be a minute assault

Or merciless death the intended goal


Enemy hands lunged upon me

Fell like a domino at their feet

My limp body darned surrender

Subconscious acknowledge the defeat


With a start, I am fully awakened

At nightfall, it remains but a dream

Though reality will emerge at daybreak

Play of ugliness flow like a stream


You see, I am deemed an outcast

Humanity sorely reminds me so

To be a star in life's production

Remains a role I still don't know

© 2012 tmpebbles

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this is nicely written, thanks

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Added on August 21, 2012
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I am 42 yrs old, and reside in New Jersey. I have been a published writer since 1993. My works are in various anthologies and online magazines. I released my first print book in 2006. Since that time.. more..

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