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I am just a little boy in a grown man’s shell
Who finds himself lost in a daydream
That my mind manifested one Monday morning
On the cusp of being aged thirteen

Sitting on a plastic chair in a stale classroom
Looking out of the rain lashed window
Thoughts turn to the length of my imagination
And indeed what distance it could go

I was snapped back to reality as always
With my tank topped teacher's booming cry
This was not the first, nor would it be the last time
I would find myself preoccupied

Classmates around me may live their life linear
Like most people who have gone before
But I can’t see the point of a mind’s vast landscape
If I am not going to explore

I am just a little boy in a grown man’s shell
Who’s become lost in a lonely life
For me reality had not been the ruler
But it most certainly had been rife

Sitting on a leather chair in a stale office
Looking out of the sun starved window
My imagination was plotting it's escape
Leaving no clues to where it would go

I knew that stolen dreams were just a by-product
Of a so-called good education
But did they have to take my creativity
When they seized my imagination

The years have been bleak, a conceptual famine
The desire to daydream has increased
But when a mind becomes starved of stimulation
It will find dark thoughts on which to feast
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wickedsoulsbook Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Writer
this is my favorite poem so far. I have sat and daydreamed my entire life.
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   General Artist
yep, I know how that feels.

Glad you like this one so much :)
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ConvictionbyLarm Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
"Classmates around me may live their life linear"… I've often thought the same ^^ I'll be so happy when I'm out of school, that's rather a prison not a life :) and I wanna be a kind of child my whole life ! Never lost my respect for children :)
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013   General Artist
it is a great way of looking at it :)

I didn't really enjoy school either and couldn't wait to leave. Hopefully you dont have too much longer to go :)
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Pixie-Stixx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
This is so much like me when I was at school I felt alone as well.
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   General Artist
aww well I hope that time in your life has past now :)
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Pixie-Stixx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Well for now :smile:
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   General Artist
hug timeeeeeeeeeeeeee :hug: lol
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Pixie-Stixx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
:hug: :giggle:
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Mooyi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Writer
"My imagination was plotting it's escape" wrong "it's". On another note, I really enjoyed this poem and can definitely relate to the concept it conveys...
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