what I thought life was


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When I was small I thought I could fly

I tried that out once,

all I did was cry.

When I was small I thought life fun and games

I learned pretty quickly,

that those were just claims.

When I was a teenager,

I believed all I had to do was wait,

that freedom would come

that I would be myself,

I discovered in time,

that this was true

for those with wealth.

I used to think that I would be someone

someone brave adn bright,

then I learned I'm just a name,

a number among thousands

standing on the same lane

looking for some kind of claim;

to change their fate

to change their lives,

to change the me

that I thought I was.

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