Why Do We Need It? By Gabrielle H.
Graduation requires volunteers
But what about my own fears?
School teaches I must help one another
But what about the warnings of my mother?
“There are many dangers”
But she also said “don’t talk to strangers”
They say it’s required
But I’m sheltered, what experience have I acquired?
They say volunteer work is assigned
But isn’t there a reason I do my schoolwork ONLINE?
I can’t communicate with others, I don’t speak publically, at school
I have OCD, people treat me like some mental fool!
Now another course asks me the same thing
But for me this is another sting
Another problem to stack
Another time to be looked and treated as a quack
But don’t they know, can’t they see;
It’s not the true me, it’s all my OCD?
Can’t they see
The “normal” person I’m trying to be?