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Poem: How it feels to be Mr. Nobody (Do You See Me Now?)

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How it feels to be

a lifeless body in the sea

the voice nobody hears

the face nobody sees

He was at the Comic Con, and was finally about to receive
his chance to meet the one, the only, Stan Lee
Then the moment came. The boy was introduced to the man
He stood so nervous as he held out his hand
His idol turned, he hit the boy with a glance
then he turned right back, and not a word was said
The boy stumbled off, feeling far less than small
with this feeling inside, wishing he were a neutron bomb.

He was beginning eighth grade, and it was the very first day
The boy had moved to the state from a place so far away
He sat up front, and never said much
but had promised his mom, he’d find a way to have fun
The teacher called out to the room, told everyone to get in groups
The boy sat timid, unable to make a move
And nobody saw. Nobody said anything at all.
Mr. Nobody sat, wishing he were a neutron bomb

Mr. Nobody–he swore that ONE day
he’d grow to have a name, he’d grow to have a face
He’d grow to be somebody, recognized and great
even if he had to give
everything

It was another day, when the boy came to class late.
Students were in groups, laughing away
The teacher sat with papers, scribbling down grades
Nobody knew of the tragedy, about to take place
He stepped up to the front, a twisting feeling in his gut
Nobody even noticed, till he pulled out a gun
Everybody went stiff, and frigid like the winter’s wind.
The boy looked up, and saw his classmates staring at him
Nobody made a sound, as the boy opened his mouth
“Do you see me?” he asked. “Do you see me now?”
Then he turned the gun around, and put the barrel into his mouth
Some cried, some shrieked; some especially loud
The teacher stood. “No!” she began to shout.
Just then, the room was filled, with a deafening POW!
Time froze as silence, began to drown them all
Mr. Nobody was finally heard, like a neutron bomb

How it feels to be

a lifeless body in the sea

the voice nobody hears

the face nobody sees

Thank you, indeed

so much for the read

Signed, yours truly,

-Mr. Nobody


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