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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic



Why did they do it?

Strand me in a world.

It’s clear that I do not belong

just where I have been hurled.


The language I can understand,

but literal, is all;

jokes that are deprecating

I cannot get at all.


Communication puzzles me,

I don’t know what to say,

better to play no part in it,

and lock myself away.


It’s just like being in a bubble,

walls transparent, very weak;

and when there is a breach in it,

my life becomes so bleak.


Watching and observing,

I’m learning not a lot,

I do not understand why I

was left and then forgot.


A planet that is alien,

always I’ll let my eyes

seek out my true mother-ship,

scanning through the skies.


An outcast and a misfit,

all I can do is watch and wait,

and ponder on the causes

of this alien-nation fate.

Submitted: July 22, 2018

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Tom Allen714

Nice poem Hull, if you get beamed up, tell them they forgot me too...Tom...

Sun, July 22nd, 2018 7:19pm


Ha! I sure will, Tom!

Sun, July 22nd, 2018 12:26pm

Mike S.

Echoes of reality, Hull? Excellent!

Sun, July 22nd, 2018 7:23pm


Definitely! Thanks, Mike!

Sun, July 22nd, 2018 12:28pm

Jeff Bezaire

Wouldn't it be nice if us outcasts had our own island nation or another planet we could live on? I wish.
Well done, Hully!

Sun, July 22nd, 2018 8:28pm


Absolutely, Jeff. And I bet we'd all get along much better than most people seem to.
Thanks for giving this a read!

Sun, July 22nd, 2018 1:34pm

C A Sechler

This is a wonderful poem, I saw both a reality side, and a side that could be a story. Loved it!

Mon, July 23rd, 2018 12:23am


Thanks, C.A. This was just me writing what I felt like. But now you've said that, I feel the spark of a novel forming for a future book!

Mon, July 23rd, 2018 2:36am


So much to relate to, Hully. Brilliant poem!

Mon, July 23rd, 2018 2:20pm


This one is just trying to express how I feel. Thanks for giving it a read, jaylisbeth.

Mon, July 23rd, 2018 12:33pm

Adam L.

This hit close to home, Ms. Hullabaloo. Nice work

Mon, July 23rd, 2018 2:58pm


Thanks, Adam. A very personal write.

Mon, July 23rd, 2018 12:42pm

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