by Alienhippy

Inside this shell are two,

Who  I am, and the one who speaks to you.

I’m so confident, intelligent inside,

But when I speak that person will hide.

The frustration and anger is sealed,

When who I really am,  is never revealed.

The humiliation and fear I keep,

It’s locked away inside so deep.

I practise how to talk, what to say.

It all comes out wrong on the day.

I come crushing down like a ton of rubble,

I think I’ll stay safe here in my bubble.

This planet all seems so wrong,

There must be another place where I belong.

I try to be like them………. but I’m not

Perhaps like E.T. I’m the one they forgot.

So……..I’ll sit and reflect as the world goes by.

Breathe in and swallow yet another sigh.

There’s not a lot that I can do,

Because normal to me, is not being like you.


I wrote this poem in February 2007

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Alienhippy’s Blog


8 thoughts on “Alienation

  1. YES!! Perfect poem!

    And I love the title. 🙂 I used to collect E.T. items as a child. Hee hee I even had bed sheets!


    Hugs and love to you!! Also a great big 8-D (goofy smile)


  2. This is one poem that I can get totally lost in. It is how I felt most of my life until I got to an age where I now show who I am to some.

    I always felt like a square peg in a round hole and got swept up with peer pressure. Drinking, smoking, partying and only touching the surface with people.

    I am glad that you have found friends you can totally be yourself with, it’s important.

    It’s amazing the lengths we can go to, for other peoples approval and acceptance.

    You are true to yourself my lovely Niece and your true friends are the ones that may not always understand you but are there for you. Love you loads xxxx

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