“you should have worked harder.”
Harder. Harder. More. Always needing more.
“Do your work.
Get a good night’s sleep.
Eat a balanced diet.
Keep a good GPA.
Extra curriculars are important.
And remember that it’s okay to be yourself”
Remember a million things.
Do a thousand tasks.
Be in a hundred places at once
but be one true person.
I want to say
“You should open your eyes.”
Wider. Wider. Almost there, but never close.
Guidance to where?
A future you are preparing us for
While making impossible to keep up with?
We could find the line between education
Education is a beautiful thing that runs the world.
It is the foundation for everything.
Knowledge is power.
Music, art, literature, history, life-
all beautiful things
That I can’t wait to dive into.
is a place where this education is expected to happen
but does not live up to the expectations.
Hate, hurt, stress, violence, anger, hell-
not just education.
School in our country may be free
but learning is certainly not.
the price of school could not be the expense of our lives.
Of our families
Of our futures.
Of our individuality
and our sanity.
I want these extra curriculars
but am barely surviving on the schedule I have
School, work, homework, family-
they take more time than you think.
it sleep till 7
school till 4
home till 5
rehearsal till 10
drive home till 11
I found an hour.
an hour for 2 chapters of english
3 pages of algebra
an article in history
a spanish worksheet
and a science webquest.
could you do it?
you should have gone to sleep earlier.
You could have eaten.
You just didn’t spend enough time on this.
Join a club.
I do want to do well.
Please help me;
don’t be a barricade holding me back
when all I need is an ally.
Don’t be the one burning it down
storming the gates
thinking that you are being right and just
when all I wanted
was to make it out alive.
But you never took the time
to see it my way.
if you would
I could make it through the long nights of homework,
the skipped or unhealthy fast meals,
the subject neglected for another,
the time consuming extras,
and maybe come out
on top of this.