Twelve long years we have been here
Locked away in this place you call school
We’ve paid our dues and are ready for more
We’ve learned what you can offer
We’ve learned your math
We’ve learned your science
We are so close to the end
But haven’t yet seen the slightest amount of freedom
We keep coming back and for what
Are you finally done teaching us the same thing again and again?
Can we start to learn more?
Let’s see how the outside world will treat us
Have you only been here to supposedly raise us up?
And then throw us out on our own?
If we don’t start to discuss and learn what the next step requires
How do you expect us to even use the knowledge you have offered to us
We are done learning the second pronoun after the conjunctive adjective
We are done learning the quadratic formula for solving unneeded math
We have learned what you can offer
Teach us more
Teach us something new
Teach us real life lessons
Show us real life situations
Prepare us for the inevitable
Or let us get thrown down by others who have been taught this knowledge
Our time is getting short
We are almost done
Twelve years almost over
And so much more to go
I have trusted you for this long
Don’t let me regret my decision
After these twelve long years