I am afraid


I am afraid

Afraid to raise my hand

Afraid to even try

I am smart, just not as smart as my classmates

I know i am smart, I just take a longer time comprehending

It is not my intention to make you angry when I raise my hand and simply ask if you may please repeat what you just said

I am afraid because of you

Afraid of humiliation infront of all of my classmates

I have learned that, for you , the raise of my hand signifies a chance to give me sarcasm and unpleasant remarks

I am afraid to even try

I am afraid because of you

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