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Life As It Used To Be

September 30, 2013
By Adaijah.Smith SILVER, West Haven, Connecticut
Adaijah.Smith SILVER, West Haven, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"You are not where you come from"

Where is the life that i used to know
when I used to smell fresh baked cinnamon rolls
awaken in my parents bed when i dad worked late

Where is the life that i used to breathe
when D’s and C’s were non existent
and school was dreamed of not dreaded

Where is the life that i used to live
when barney and blue's clues were new weekly
and my mom picked out my clothes and cleaned my room

What is this life that i live now
where i can't have a room to myself
or be trusted by the people i love the most

What is this world i'm surrounded by
where girls wear shorts that look like underwear
and teen pregnancy rates are higher than high school graduates

what have we all been fighting for
a good spot in line for a new and non improved 2K game
or attention of a dog who doesn't even think your beautiful

why does it have to be this way
living in a world full of strangers feeling alone
with no one to talk to or to hold

how did it get this way
with scared peers afraid of judgement
and more people put down with harsh tones
then brought up with encouraging phrases

who says you were in charge
Who said you were queen bee
who says you're a better person than me

Do you really think you're superior to me
because you have wasted more money on a coat or a pair of shoes
because your so called friends said you're prettier than me
because you got you cousins to jump me

how did it end up like this
baby daddy this
cuffing season that

Why can't we end this
end the judgements and harsh tones
end the criticism and superior ones
all that he said she said crap

Be the bigger person
forgive that guy who broke your heart
restore that broken friendship

The author's comments:
This piece is very close to my heart and one I'm most proud of.

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on Oct. 3 2013 at 9:43 am
Lovely_Ashes BRONZE, Lebo, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"If you love someone than let it go cause if it was truly yours than it will find its way back to you"

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