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There's a little boy who walks to school,
Nobody knows his name.
No matter what he tries to do,
It is always the same.

He keeps up with all the trends,
He knows them inside out.
Each one he pulls off perfectly,
Even that selfie-photo pout.

Each week he brings a box of muffins,
Though nobody knows why.
He used to try and hand them out,
Now he doesn't even try.

He shares the muffins with the crows
and eats them one by one.
For consuming that much sugar,
He sure looks miserable when he's done.

He looks down at the empty box
and you see a little smile.
The crows fly off and he lies down;
They'll all be full for quite a while.

The same routine, every week,
I think so that he can pretend,
That in the year that he's been here,
He's made at least one friend.

©lonewolfpuppy
Well, this is the first (I think) poem I've ever written that hasn't stemmed from my emotions (At least, not conciously) or an event that has occurred to myself or someone I know. In fact, I don't even know where this came from. I was in drama and we had muffins that we were sharing and it just sort of came to me. I almost burst out in tears because of the images and words it brought to my head. I was reluctant to write about it, so I sat on it for a few days but I couldn't forget about it. So, I wrote it out and here it is.

©lonewolfpuppy

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If you like this, you should check out Who needs friends? by :icontfxman: His poem is absolutely amazing!
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DarkProphet05 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very compelling. I feel this one deep inside.
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, that means a lot to me.
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Writer
Hello! I've featured your piece here! :cuddle:



:heart: Stephany
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thankyou so much! :heart:
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Writer
You're so very welcome! ♥
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Now this was quite an amazing work. I like the writing. It is simple and expressive and while it is straightforward, it manages to convey a lot of emotions. The story is clear and the ending is beautifully written. Even during the work, a person can relate with the boy and why he might want to hand out muffins but probably no one takes them... I did have a problem with selfie-photo pout but I guess I shall have to ignore it :D Over all a great work!
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

I thought that I had replied to this AGES ago!
Thank you. So much!

I am really proud of how this one turned out, and so glad that I had the inspiration, resulting in a poem not stemming from my own bottled emotions.
I don't particularly like that line myself either, but it was the thing that came to mind, and after inspection of the rhymes of "out" there was nothing else I could come up with to fit there.

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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome :) I guess that happens ^^;

aww, I would have liked to know how this poem came up but I guess it was 'random' inspiration :) No worries... if you want, you can change the 'out' line as well but it is up to you.
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I could, I shall see what alternatives I can come up with. :)
It came to me during a drama rehearsal when we were eating muffins a cast member had brought to share. But aside from that, the rest of it was quite 'random'.
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well if it was random then I think you might have a good chance into reworking this.
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I guess I probably do :) Sometime when I've a little less work, I'll look at editing it.
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Hermine456 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is EXACTLY how i feel at my new school...by the way i love muffins:heart: :iconmuffinplz:
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aw :( It will get easier! I went to a new school this year too and now I've made quite a few friends, one of which I am REALLY close to now!
(I thought I'd replied to this comment ages ago!!! :/) But I hope it's gotten better for you!
Muffins are amazing :heart:
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SilverCamelia9 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The passion that burns in my soul for that little boy. How lonely it must of felt. The gut-wrecking agony of not having a single friend. A pretend friend that you cannot give share a conversation with. In short terms, how sad.
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I had to choke back tears during drama when the inspiration came. If I ever meet a child in that position, I think I'd drown them in hugs.
(I'm really sorry, I thought I'd replied ages ago!)
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SilverCamelia9 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For a child to experience that is a horrible feeling, but ain't that life... A cruel and unusual pain of loneliness... I would hold that child as if there was no tomorrow. 
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I guess it is life. It's heartening to hear that there are other people that would care for any child with this loneliness. Thank you :heart:
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SilverCamelia9 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely no problem in telling you that... The feeling of loneliness is a struggle that anyone cannot possibly endure, let alone a child.
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tfxman Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ouch that is very sad. I am glad that you liked my poem and that it inspired you to write this !!!
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad I stumbled across your poem through the :icondalinksystem:!!
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tfxman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thats cool!
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Everlasting90 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, crow boy. Well maybe they'll do his bidding. I'd hate to be on his bad side in that case :stare:
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That would be like the cloud's silver lining! I am actually so glad you suggested that, thankyou! <3
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Tara-E-H Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Wow. This is really sad! :( You worded it very succinctly and did a nice job with the rhyme scheme. Very powerful work.
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thankyou so much!
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dynamiteboy8 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A good wow? :)
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dynamiteboy8 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I dont know if I should be happy about your amazing writing or sad because of how it made me feel...but yes, definitely a freaking AMAZING Wow... :) :)
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thankyou so much!
That is the best response I could have hoped for. :D
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dynamiteboy8 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, Welcome :D
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914four Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm curious, I'm not sure I understand the use of "selfie-photo pout." I know what a selfie is, I don't understand how it relates in this context. Are you saying that no one visits his web page?
On a completely unrelated topic, you might find this ironic: [link]
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was simply writing what came to mind. I wanted to include an example of one of the trends and that is what I immediately thought of - that pout that all the 'cool' people make in their photos. I can see where you're coming from, but I didn't want to overthink the poem. I wanted it to stay true to the original story that came to me rather than end up as something over-thought.
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914four Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That makes sense.
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animepornartist Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor guy. This remind me of one OC here is the [link] to her. Everyone threats her bad just because is different.
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aw :( I hope your OC gets accepted soon!
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animepornartist Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope so. Thanks :iconhugplz:
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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silvergabetha834 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Poor little guy. I hope he finds a friend.
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So do I.
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MusicAddict26 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awwwww poor little boy! :(
It was a very good poem though! Beautifully written and emotional.
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:( I'm almost in tears each time I read this when someone else comments.

Thankyou! :hug:
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MusicAddict26 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awwwww :(
You're welcome!
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PuddingValkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so sad, and yet there are people in situations like this... such a poor little boy, the words really move me.
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It is so sad. But thankyou for the kind comment.
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slowlysailing Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is wonderfully sad. The good kind of sad though,
like I think my heart cracked a little. I've very tender-hearted
with people who live there lives alone. I don't think there is
anything more heartbreaking. I'm going to start with saying,
I love the end. I actually didn't see that coming which surprised
me and pulled the emotion right out of me. My only complaint
is the second always in the first stanza. If it were removed,
it would have the same amount of syllables as it's rhyming
partner which I believe would flow better. This is beautiful.
Great job! :heart:

`LOL (comment credited to #LOVE-Original-LIT)
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thankyou so much! :heart:
I've edited the line in the first stanza - as per your suggestion - and I do believe it flows better now. Thankyou for that suggestion!
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slowlysailing Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you're very welcome dear! :heart:
I look forward to more of your work!
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Slug22 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
That's how it should be ...great work! :D
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thankyou! :D
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TheOneFallenAngel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: It's So Freakin' Beautiful, I'm Lost At Words...Well Besides This.:heart: ;p
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