I No Longer Belong

by reginadee2014

screaming little girl

I No Longer Belong

Regina Puckett


They say that time is not our friend

But sometimes I feel like I’m a child again

Back when I never had a voice

Back when I never had a choice

Back when no ever really heard

Beyond my pleading first word

I can still feel that pat on the head

And remember that terrible feeling of dread

When I knew they were never going to hear me

When I recognized they would never really see

That I had something worth hearing to the end

Instead of only receiving that smiling condescend

I have the sudden urge to scream and stomp my feet

And show the world I no longer belong in the backseat