Mean words … “you’re fat, skinny, stupid, four eyes,” and more …
Through the ages, cruel people, mean deeds, keeping score.
   You Don’t Know Me
To hurt someone’s feelings, how petty, and why?
Does it make you feel better? Some selfish high?
   You Don’t Know Me
Who are you? Why so mean? I’m not just what you see.
I’m a kind, caring person; just let me be me.
   You Don’t Know Me
You don’t know about my life, how I get by.
I’m a good friend. I laugh and sometimes I cry.
   You Don’t Know Me
So when you are mean, I will just ignore what you say.
I realize you might need my helping hand one day.
   You Don’t Know Me

D.L. Pearson, Damariscotta