St. Cecilia School and Academy
City of St. Louis, Missouri

Everyone thought I was so good at soccer, but it turns out that I wasn’t.
I thought I would be the one who scored all the winning goals.
I feel guilty, like I have been punched in the stomach 100 times.
Everyone hates me.
 Everyone thinks I am an idiot.
I feel like I will never be part of the team.

When I was on the team, I felt like part of a group. I felt happy,
But that was the old me.

I feel so lonely,
As if trapped in a dark room,
Sad and mad.
Everyone wants me to leave and never come back.

I think I would never make it through life like this.
I feel I should quit and never go back.
I feel like a total geek.