Don't look at me like that,
I am human just like you,
I live and breathe and cry,
I also love to.

Don't stare at me like that,
I am worth it just as you,
Although I may b different,
With tears down my face.

Don't talk to me like that,
I won't break from words,
Although fragile I may be,
I still wish to be heard.

Don't treat me like that,
I am not a child,
Although I may be only sixteen,
I know more than I let on.

Don't focus on my eyes,
The window to my soul,
It hurts too much to live my life,
I want the dirt so cold.

By Siobhan
Date: 15/march/2004