Hiding
Hunkering in the shadows,

Away from the roar of the crowd,

Little Timmy sits

Staring at the clouds.


He wishes to go home

And hide inside his lair.

What other people think,

He honestly doesn't care.


It's not that he doesn't like people,

He'd just rather be entertained.

Their useless chatter

Doesn't do much for his brain.


So he avoids them after school,

Stays at home with all his books,

Never ever leaving

His cluttered little nook.


He has his parents screen his calls

Every night when he gets home

That way Little Timmy

Can truly be alone.


He tries to keep his weekends free,

So that he can have a break.

Five days full of people,

Is all that he can take?


"I have to go to church all day."

"My dog is on the roam."

Whatever excuse it takes,

He wants to stay at home.


His number one dream

Is for there to come a day

Where being antisocial is

Socially okay.


And when he must go back to school,

He dresses in black to blend.

In order to avoid

All his so-called friends.


He wears jeans and t-shirts,

No matter the time or place.

He's a fashion emergency

From his feet up to his face.


He has a black hooded jacket

That is with him rain or shine.

If he were to lose it,

Little Timmy would surely cry.


He always walks through the hallways,

Looking down at his shoes.

He allows people to form his image,

Whatever they wish to choose.


Some consider him the common, everyday nerd,

But if you talk to Little Timmy,

You will truly learn.


He isn't insane, he isn't diseased,

Little Timmy just chooses to live life unseen.


Little Timmy why do you hide?

Why do you act as you do?

Why don't you join the rest of us,

In our chaotic zoo?


Little Timmy sadly smiles and slowly shakes his head

And in the midst of all the noise he quietly says,


"Although I'm quiet and often not seen,

I observe practically everything.

I live my life by watching you,

And don't get hurt although you do."


Thus, Little Timmy hides.


Hunkering in the shadows,

Away from the roar of the crowd,

Little Timmy sits

Staring at the clouds.