Since the day I enrolled, since the day it began,
School & education have not been a friend.
Having to deal with the pressure of it al,
The studying general things that don't apply to me,
I want nothing to do with science or math in my future,
The harmful social negatives that strike me day to day,
Being attracted to the same sex, poor, not having a relationship with my father.
And the pain of having to make myself further it.
I have to take out loans and beg people for money,
Or sign my life away to the army,
So that I can afford to pay for something,
That doesn't secure my career or employment.
It doesn't mean I'll finally be genuinely happy,
It doesn't mean that I'll live a comfortable, or even stable life.
It only says I am able to do something,
Something many other others also have a degree to do,
Some better than I.
So why is this the introduction that I get as I enter reality?
Why does this have to be the wake up call?
Why is this how I begin life?
Why do we all succumb,
To this painful system,
That guarantees nothing
But takes so much,
time, and effort?