Michael P. McParland

Gold Star - 82,473 Points (July 19 1983)

Can I Belong? - Poem by Michael P. McParland

Where can I belong?
In a world that's gone so wrong.
I'm lost and scared,
quite ill prepared.
The cold out there with a rigid stare.
How does one fare well?

The inner strength I hide
even from my very eyes.
Out there I feel so despised,
with every step I reprise
the delicate game of my guise.
Putting up a show of lies,
of a man whose brave and never cries,
who doesn't even recognize
the disgusted looks and hate implied.

God knows that I have tried
to get along and do no wrong,
I've sometimes stumbled along the way
selfishly thinking in a daze.
I hope to find a place to fit
where the colors are bright
and words don't cut with evil wit.
All I needs a little space
where friends are true
and think I'm really cool,
they'll not see me as just a tool.
Where can I go to find this group?
I don't know I've seen them all.
It is no use.
It's no longer worth the abuse.

How much longer can I search?
When inside it really hurts.
All I wants a place to belong.
Is needing that so very wrong?
I guess I'll go for a little more
hoping soon that I'll score.
Until then I'll keep the chore
knowing that there must be more.

Topic(s) of this poem: lost

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 21, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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