I blame you the most.
You let him walk all over you,
And keep quiet about it
That the words that should be said,
That I want to say,
Have slashed themselves on my back
Like a heavy belt on bare skin.
I am so angry
That my screams are so quiet
No one can hear them.
I carry so much guilt
The chains on my legs have
Become much more heavy
And my footsteps less alive.
I blame you the most.
*I am really sorry it has been so long. *
cries were heard,
blood wasn’t shed,
and sweat was cleared.
air was fresh,
lands were vast,
and smiles weren’t green.
betrayal wasn’t norm,
windows weren’t fragile
and happiness was free.
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! 🙂
I am not your stressball.
I am not your punching bag.
If I had arrows of fire,
I would bullseye them into your heart
Then you’ll understand the power of words.
Author: Raquel J. Palacio
Recommended Reading Age: Everyone
Level of difficulty: 2/5 Dictionaries
Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things – eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside. But ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren’t stared at wherever they go.
Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?
“Doctors have come from distant cities
Just to see me
Stand over my bed
Disbelieving what they’re seeing
They say I must be one of the wonders of god’s own creation
And as far as they can see they can offer no explanation”
~ Natalie Merchant, “Wonder”
Reasons for Recommendation
With the recent craze of social media, youngsters are highly focused on their facial features and have become more and more materialistic. The book gives insight to what truly is important in this fast-developing World – to be grateful and accept ourselves as who we are. Hence, the book is a great lesson for all.
The book teaches us that the we should never judge a book by its cover, a person by his or her face. There is always more to meets the eye. The book shall make you more appreciative of the things you have, and resilient when hard times come. Wonder is one of the many books that has left a great impression on me, while changing my attitude towards society. I strongly recommend you read it!
The book has its own movie! Here’s its trailer!
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There’ve been many before myself.
Brave women who decided they would not allow themselves
To be pushed around.
However, it is me
They call me a heroine.
A term I do not deserve more the others.
‘That’s the lady who dared’
I hear my name in whispers around corners,
As people squeeze themselves in small cars,
And take long walks to workplaces and schools.
I have never felt more overwhelmed.
To see a community stand tall, strong and proud as one
regardless of colour?
There should not be glory in standing up for oneself.
However, if it is what shall move the nation,
I shall gladly allow it.
For the right to speak one’s mind, should be a right for all.
The fire has been lit and it shall keep burning.
We shan’t stop
Until we can all walk hand in hand, as one
And sit side by side, as one.
In remembrance of the Montgomery Bus Boycott that began on 1st December 1955 (-1956) after the arrest of Rosa Parks that very day.
via Pen VS Bullets
Let us not repeat our mistakes.