Despondency Act 4: Two Middle Fingers


Outcast, you,
and I, rejected.
Dear society,
may these
two middle fingers
find you well.


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54 thoughts on “Despondency Act 4: Two Middle Fingers

    1. Yes. Yes.

      Initially when I wrote this – I thought about people who felt the way I felt. And saw everyone raising their middle fingers high at the world and telling them they can fuck off! Rebels of the world rule.

  1. It makes me sad that society often rejects differences rather than embraces them. How dare people judge others as ‘outcasts’…

    Such a powerful message in just a few words. Brilliant.

  2. Hahahahaha two middle fingers. Screw the world. I loved this. It resounded with the way I feel. I have felt out of place amongst my peers, mostly because I write poetry. Lol so my faithful companions became the books and what better way to vent than to write.
    Balls to the world 😏
    Write the next one soon.

    1. I’m glad this resonated with you.

      Writing this poem was something I’ve always wanted to say and hoped everyone else in the world can relate and pass on this message to the next generation.

      I do understand you and know how it feels to be left out or ignored because one is different, reads books, or writes poetry. They just don’t understand writers like us.

    1. 🙂 The Beginning, middle, & end – just brings everything in a full circle.

      This is everything I felt before in my time and can resonate throughout every generation. They will all look at this and relate so much. 🙂

      There’s more to come from my ‘Despondency Series’. The next post this Wednesday. Stay tune.

  3. Such an important message! Society values certaib attitudes and pursuits at the expense of others. What comes to mind is how being good at sport is so celebrated, yet being creative and/or intellectual is seen as something..less. it makes me fear for young people especially who are treated as outcasts or are dismissed when actually they just have a different set of strengths.

    1. You make great points.

      My family unapproved by the gift of writing I possess. They feel that I might not make it. They’re negative in their approach of telling me. That is why I write because I’m hurt inside and angry. Maybe this is for every generation who feels alone but I’m here listening to everyone.

    1. Thank you. 🙂

      This resonates with everyone and I’m glad it related to you. My close friend and I, are thinking of collaborating and putting my work as a graffiti word art. Don’t know when that would happen, but hopefully soon.

  4. Just when I thought your last post hit home for me, I read this one and I’m just left feeling like I’m reading my own life story! Being an outcast can really suck. People can make us feel like there is something wrong with us because they can’t seem to appreciate and understand who we are. To them, we are “different”, or not “normal”, so we are placed in the reject pile. But I love the attitude that you expressed in this poem and the ending is simply WOW! Third finger salute to those who have a problem accepting people’s differences! Love how you became a voice for all those who have been in this position, Charlie! Well done, my friend! 🙂👏🙌

    1. Thank you very much, Manessah B.

      What I wrote is exactly how I wanted everyone else in the world to feel.
      A connection to before and future generations
      who will look back and re-read this poem and pass it along further.
      You and I, share the same feeling of people making us feel uncomfortable
      just because we’re different and we think differently.

      We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don’t. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success. ~Henry Rollins

      1. You are so very welcome and I admire your determination in wanting to connect with so many people when it comes to the human experience. So many can benefit from your words, my friend.

        Love that quote, by the way. Life on the outside isn’t so bad, I think. It’s like being on a mountain somewhere…We have a better view of the world than those who are on the inside. 🙂

        1. Bless your heart so much Manessah B.

          My friend and I, are thinking of collaborating together on getting these writings of mine and putting them on graffiti art walls. That way passerby’s can take pictures and say they can relate.

          I have done something like this with a friend of mine. She lives in Canada and our collaboration successful. I’ll send you a link later. 🙂

          1. Wow! That sounds super amazing, Charlie! I bet that would be awesome to see your words on graffiti art walls. Graffiti is such a cool way to express and having words that will resonate with so many people added to that is just genius! 🙂

  5. A very sweet snub of the normals. I am happy to reside with the outcasts and rejects, mostly artists of all sorts, but not all. ❦

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