I am told to enjoy this last year,
And to remember every moment
Because there would be many I would hold dear.
But I became my own opponent.
I felt stuck in a circle of lies.
Because I though the future would only bring me debt,
And only burden would be my prize.
It took time to realize I had the wrong mindset.
I learned that life is a war
That I had to win to be content.
From a life of poverty I swore
That my education would be money well spent.
My future will not be hindered by my past,
For I have learned to breathe.
I will spend every moment as it were my last.
For it is not my turn to sip from the River Lethe.