Knocked Down

You put yourself out there

only for them to knock you down,

the very same people who have

never left their hometown.

They laugh and make fun

of you for being different,

feeling safe in a crowd

they revel in their ignorance.

Why do you care so much

about what others may think,

especially the ones only interested

in cigarettes and drink.

The very ones who always

thought they were cool,

when will you realise

that they are the fools.

Ignore their taunts

and go your own way

and then when you are older

you won’t care what they had to say.

adult alone autumn brick
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  1. Great work.👏👏 It sounds to me like saying to an immigrant or foreigner in a city as they’re being mocked by the natives. I don’t know what you really meant to convey. Just had that impact in my mind.

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