To continue our celebration of Oddballs and Misfits, I’m sharing with you today a poem I found on the Internet by accident. I’m not familiar with the poet or the poem itself but I thought this was perfect for our bimonthly theme. Today’s Poetry Friday roundup is hosted by Greg Pincus from Gottabook.
by Nathan Schneider
They comb the streets
Everyone sees them roaming
Looking for meaning or something to stand for
No future in sight only the present
Their trust and alliance lies in the group
Shunned by the world, they wander on
Their greatest tragedy is their greatest strength
Their motto is “if life ain’t heavy it ain’t life.”
They don’t belong, but they wouldn’t have it any other way.
Originally, I was planning to post a song. But two days ago, I saw this video that one of my friends shared on Facebook. It’s a TED video featuring the poetic, powerful, and moving speech of Shane Koyczan entitled “To This Day.” My heart goes out to this guy and all the misfits, “for the bullied and beautiful” of the world.