Where are you going?

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 15:45 -- oorr23

Am I exactly the same as who I was a year ago
when I didn't even know who I was or where I'll go?
A kid from the 'hood, all I had was mind,
a home to live from and a voice to speak my rhyme.
Surrounded by people who call themselves my peers
they kept saying I was smart, that I didn't have fears.
And while they're telling me about how I was great
all I did was nod along while feeling ashamed
cause while the world kept turning I had lost my way.
That kid in the mirror, who the **** is he?
He's not the man as a kid I envisioned me to be.
Depressed and attempting to repress his regrets
he just kept living life but was always craving death.

One day my mind started turning
the voice in my head told me "where do you think you're going?
You used to dream big, nothing held you back.
But now you don't even have the will to act.
You've walked farther than most ever will
don't throw it all away with a couple of pills".
That voice was right, I've walked too far
to just stop walkin' and never reach the stars.
"It's time to get going and you'll start by growing.
Yeah you may done wrongs but haven't we all?
Get back on track, go be someone
so when a kid going through what you did
you'll be there to tell him 'You're not the only one'".

This poem is about: 
Me
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