You May Think You Know Who I Am #1

You may think you know who I am.

I’m the kid in your 3rd period class.  The one who sits in the back of the class.  You walk past me everyday.  I hear you snicker to your friends about me.  “Can you believe it?  I bet he got that shirt from the thrift store.”  “Look at those shoes.  They’re so ratty!  I bet he can’t afford to go out and get new ones.”  “Oh my god!  What is that smell?  I bet he hasn’t had a bath in 2 days.”

Well, you’re right.  My shirt did come from the thrift store and I haven’t had a bath in 2 days.  And as for my shoes, they aren’t the only things I can’t afford.

What you don’t know about me is that I don’t have a nice home to go home to.  You don’t know that some nights I don’t even have a meal to go home to.  You don’t know anything about me at all really.

You may think you know who I am, but you don’t even know my name.

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