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Heres A Story I Found In This Book I Read. Called 'silent Sons'

Once on yellow paper with green lines he wrote a poem, And he called it "Chop" because that was the name of his dog, and that's what it was all about. And his teacher gave him an A and a gold star, And his mother hung it on the kitchen door, And read it to all his aunts. That was the year Father Tracy took all the kids to the zoo and let them sing on the bus, And that was the year his baby sister was born with tiny toenails and no hair, And his father and mother kissed a lot, And the girl around the corner sent him a valentine signed with a row of x's and o's. And his father always tucked him into bed at night, And he was always there to do it.

Once on white paper with green lines he wrote a poem, And he called it "Autumn" because that was the name of the season, and that's what it was all about. And his teacher gave him an A and told him to write more clearly, And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door, because the kitchen door had just been painted, And the kids told him that Father Tracy smoked cigars and left the butts on the pews, And the girl around the corner laughed when he went to see Santa Claus at Macy's, And the kids told him WHY his parents kissed a lot, And his father never tucked him into bed at night and got mad when he got mad and cried for him to do it.

Once on a paper torn from his notebook he wrote a poem, And he called it "Question Marked Innocence" because that was the name of his girl, And that's what it was all about. And his professor gave him an A and a strange steady look, And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door because he never showed it to her, And that was the year Father Tracy died and he forgot how the end of the Apostle's Creed went, And he caught his sister necking on the back porch, And his father and mother never kissed anymore or even talked, And the girl around the corner wore too much make-up that made him cough when he kissed her, but he kissed her anyhow, And at 3 am he tucked himself into bed, and his father snoring soundly.

That's why, on the back of a pack of matches, he tried another poem, And he called it absolutely nothing because that's what it was all about. And he gave himself an A and a slash on each damp wrist, And he hung it on the bathroom door because he couldn't reach the kitchen.

p.s I thought this was amazing. I might consider on filming this short story. feel bad for the kid though..the book said he commited suicide 2 years later, after this note.
RedWolfGuy RedWolfGuy 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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Thanks for sharing!

I love that book "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky. (Recently adapted into a movie, though it doesn't do the book justice.) I highly recommend it to anyone who feels lonely, shy, has a messed up family, or just loves a good book. It has some amazing insight. The line "We accept the love we think we deserve" always stuck with me...

True story ??

Yep! Well it said it was a true story...It was written by a anonymous so I dont really know who wrote it.