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Post by Broken Heart on Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:18 am

Its from a book called The Perks of being a Wallflower, the first time I read it, it made me cry.

Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines
he wrote a poem
And he called it "Chops"
because that was the name of his dog
And that's what it was all about
And his teacher gave him an A
and a gold star
And his mother hung it on the kitchen door
and read it to his aunts
That was the year Father Tracy
took all the kids to the zoo
And he let them sing on the bus
And his little sister was born
with tiny toenails and no hair
And his mother and father kissed a lot
And the girl around the corner sent him a
Valentine signed with a row of X's
and he had to ask his father what the X's meant
And his father always tucked him in bed at night
And was always there to do it.

Once on a piece of white paper with blue lines
he wrote a poem
And he called it "Autumn"
because that was the name of the season
And that's what it was all about
And his teacher gave him an A
and asked him to write more clearly
And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
because of its new paint
And the kids told him
that Father Tracy smoked cigars
And left butts on the pews
And sometimes they would burn holes
That was the year his sister got glasses
with thick lenses and black frames
And the girl around the corner laughed
when he asked her to go see Santa Claus
And the kids told him why
his mother and father kissed a lot
And his father never tucked him in bed at night
And his father got mad
when he cried for him to do it.

Once on a paper torn from his notebook
he wrote a poem
And he called it "Innocence: A Question"
because that was the question about his girl
And that's what it was all about
And his professor gave him an A
and a strange steady look
And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
because he never showed her
That was the year that Father Tracy died
And he forgot how the end
of the Apostle's Creed went
And he caught his sister
making out on the back porch
And his mother and father never kissed
or even talked
And the girl around the corner
wore too much makeup
That made him cough when he kissed her
but he kissed her anyway
because that was the thing to do
And at three A.M. he tucked himself into bed
his father snoring soundly

That's why on the back of a brown paper bag
he tried another poem
And he called it "Absolutely Nothing"
Because that's what it was really all about
And he gave himself an A
and a slash on each damned wrist
And he hung it on the bathroom door
because this time he didn't think
he could reach the kitchen.

-- Taken from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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Re: Saddest poem ever written...

Post by Hazel on Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:16 am

Yeah it is pretty sad......but I'm not sure I really get it completely......scratch

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Re: Saddest poem ever written...

Post by Broken Heart on Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:01 pm

Hmm.
I'm trying to figure out how I can explain it..

I guess its how you can start out as the happiest person, but end up depressed. Does that even make sense??

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Re: Saddest poem ever written...

Post by 2bAgen. on Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:51 pm

I understood first time.

That's sad...

First happy, where everyone loves you, you have everything.

Then everything slowly disappears...

Until you have only what you can give yourself.

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Re: Saddest poem ever written...

Post by Hazel on Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:00 pm

Yeah I figured, I suppose what didn't make sense the getting depressed part....because he was getting older and knowing more? Things changed in his life he couldn't handle?

I suppose tha'ts why it's a poem....it's open for interpretation. Razz

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Re: Saddest poem ever written...

Post by Italin15 on Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:57 pm

That poem made me cry when I read it with my best friend

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Re: Saddest poem ever written...

Post by Broken Heart on Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:03 pm

I know ='(

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