Riley Choma

Veteran Poet - 1,415 Points (12/05/1997)

Where Must I Stand - Poem by Riley Choma

Last picked.
Last sought.
Last seen.
First fought.
First blamed.
First claimed lame.
Why must it always be the same? …
Out of tune and out of place; I am green grass midwinter chill.
No matter where I stand that's me.

Most idiotic.
Least popular.
Most dorky.
Least talented.
No matter where I stand I never seem to belong.

I long for a world of chances
I long for a world, I long for another.
What else did you expect me to say?
Just tired of hearing the shatters of my heart and soul upon the floor.
A bag drifting through, through, the wind; this is me no matter where I stand.

I am not you, nor the person you see.
I am the girl drowning in words, thoughts, and confusion.
Halls that seem bright to most appear to me dark and endless.
Each step forward feels like I am sinking, but stationary feels like failure.
Where must I stand?

Topic(s) of this poem: bullying


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is a poem I found in a drawer, that I wrote when I was about 12 years old. I was dealing with bullying at the time, and needless to say... This is the testimony to my pain.

Comments about Where Must I Stand by Riley Choma

  • Bhargabi Dei Mahakul (2/23/2015 4:29:00 PM)

    I long for a world of chances and feel the wonder. Nicely presented personal views in this poem on bullying. (Report)Reply

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  • Lyn Paul (2/23/2015 4:11:00 PM)

    A 12 year old writing this. Excellent. Pain felt. I hope your journey is now much smoother and that you are being just who you want to be..... Be Proud Stand Tall....
    Thank You Breanna
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