We are competitors
Everyday at the mark of 7:10 AM,
the bell chimes for our competition to begin
We compete for the front seats to take better notes
We compete for the back seats to sleep discreetly
We compete for...
* "What did you get on the Biology unit test?"
"98%" with a smirk on his goddamn stupid face. *
We compete for teachers' favorites
We roll our eyes at those who talk to teachers after school
And those who offer to help teachers pass out papers
We also feel like slapping ourselves as we hand expensive presents to our teachers each holiday,
with a 51% purpose of gaining their favor
We are ironic
We feel a pang of jealousy as our friends win awards
We feel betrayal when our friends participate in competitions without telling us
We also feel smug when we are the ones winning awards
We also feel superior knowing that our friends weren't able to participate in those competitions
We think, "Now my college applications will look much better than theirs."
We are selfish
We want the best for ourselves
Our friends come second
Or maybe even third
Because in the world of college applications and rejections,
there exists no friendship
We think, "No matter what, I have to get into that college."
We are fake
We sleep an average of 3 hours out of the 24 hours in a day
We fake smiles
We fake interest
We fake compliments
We fake laughs
We fake being okay
We fake we fake we fake we fake
Until our cheek twitches and our jaw aches
We are scared
Scared of what we have become
Scared of what we are right now
Scared of college and its competition
Scared of the workplace and its competition
Our competition doesn't just end here
Isn't that scary?
But fear isn't what will get us into college
It's good grades, SAT scores, AP classes, sports, extra curriculars, awards, and scholarships that'll push us to the next level of competition
Colleges want to see
"Show us you aren't just doing this for college."
Oh, come on.
"We" throughout this poem might only apply to me
(Not every student feels like this
I wish the best for those genuine students
You guys will be the ones succeeding)
^And this is how easy it is to spew out fake crap
But thanks for reading and,
I hope you have a wonderful day :)