The Stranger

The Stranger

Second best, that’s me

Second choice, present!

Second hand, up I stand

Everyone has flaws

But mine are different

Every flaw is a brick in the wall

Separating me from what I want

Useless, that’s all I’ll ever be

On the outside looking in

The creepy spy behind the glass

An individual without character

No more, no less

Pretty but dumb

Sweet but numb

Kind, but empty

They fit so perfectly

But there’s just no place for me

I feel like a mirror

Never showing anyone

What they want to see

And if you look any deeper

There’s just a patch of discoloured wall

Never what you seek

Shipwreck in a sea of faces

Lost in the crowd


And short, for people to look down on

That’s my place

The gutter that you need

But don’t realise

Until it’s gone.

~ Bluebell Rizzi

(There’s an Owl City reference in here – shipwreck in a sea of faces – that I do not take credit for 🙂 )


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  1. This is so deep and so nicely written. I felt every word. I’ve often felt this way. I’ve been working on healing and releasing anyone or any negative energy that make me feel this way. I’m know I’m a divine being and deserving of nothing less. Sending hugs. You’re loved 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much ❤
      It means everything to me when something good can come out of pain ^ ^
      It's slowly getting easier, fighting against the feeling, but sometimes it just gets the better of me 😦
      And thank you! Sending hugs in return ❤

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