Names: a poem

Staff Writer

I know a boy named Robert, but people call him Bob.

I never understood why,

Is it because he jumps up and down a lot,

It’s not really his fault,

He has ADHD and can’t sit still,

Well not at his own will.

He can’t really stop until

He goes to bed.

But even then his head keeps on going

It’s hard to sleep knowing tomorrow will be just like today,

The doctor says he’s okay

But he still hopes and prays that his mind won’t wander

Because he has thoughts that don’t matter

Like, if your name is Richard,

Why do people call you Dick?

Is it because your figure seems a little phallic

Is it because your mind is a bit sick,

And you’re mean to others

But the name shouldn’t stick

There aren’t bad people

Only people who do bad deeds

Can’t you see he’s only trying,

To be kind but keeps failing?

See, I have a name and there are two l’s

It’s like Rachel with one misspelling at the end

And yes it has the word hell in it too

But what’s worse is even friends spell it

Rachel, Rachael or Rachelle.


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