Dalton_Turchiano Posted April 7, 2011 Look at me now...I'm still around. I walk up the stairs and down the halls of our childhood school. The paint is peeling and this building stands alone, abandon. But the broken sprits still remain. Years have come and gone but I can still hear the harsh laughter echoing within these empty halls of oh so many years ago. "Ugly”, "Freak" you all yelled out. Sorrow I cried out. I continue to make my way to our old homeroom. So empty…So lifeless. Sitting in the desk of what used to be our classroom. The engravings that I made on my desk are still there. 10 years later and the worse still wait. "Skinny bitches".., "Whores" Carved into the desk with a scissor. I still remember carving those words. Forever these words will remain. Forever these memories I have of you will stay the same. The ceilings begin to crumble. The spit balls that where thrown are still on the floor such insanifagent particles can be so meaningful to one’s self. This place is falling apart but the memories and stories of this place and of its people will never fade from history’s existence. I close my eyes and flash back to those school days. They seemed so far away. Before me I see the child weeping. It is I from past years. I remember that day. Alone within these halls. Sobbing as I made my way to my locker. How heartless you all where. Never once cared for me nor anyone else who appeared to you as different. As a child I used to love it when it rained. That way you couldn’t get the pleasure of seeing me cry due to your endless vicious torment. But now, I love it when the sun shines. So the smile I now wear upon my face is visible for all to see. That’s if any of you are still around that is. Even though it pains me to say…I must thank you. If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Years of tears. Being told I couldn’t do it. That I wouldn’t make it. Being hated for whatever reason you could come up. Due to all your harsh words I am who I am. I remember someone once told me, “Never surrender yourself to the darkness until you find the light.” I lived by these words ever since. Just remember. In order for the brightest light to shine, darkness must be present. Well let’s see. Thousands of times you said I wouldn’t be here. That I should you everyone a favor and just give up. Years since then have passed and here I am. Where are you?