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Wanting, Waiting, Wishing

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I remember when I was 5.
I wanted to grow up and be famous.
I wanted to be a singer.
I wanted to be known.
I wanted to be somebody.
and my parents said I know you will be.

I remember when I was 8.
I wanted go to princeton.
I wanted to be a marine biologist.
I wanted to be the one at thanksgiving dinner
who got asked all the questions about college and their future
and my parents said I know you will be, and bought me a princeton hat.

I remember when I was 13.
I wanted to be a varsity lacrosse player.
I wanted to make my dad proud.
I wanted everyone to know me as the superstar.
I wanted to be accepted.
and my parents said I know you will be, and put me in lacrosse camps.

now I'm 16.
I want to not fail chemistry for the second time.
I want my dad to make it to one of my swim meets,
but he wont because its not lacrosse.
I want my parents to stop talking about the community college
I want to go back to being 5, when all I had to do was want something and that was enough.
and my parents have dont care what I want anymore.





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BurningRose said...
Nov. 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm
i love it...i get it....so true
 
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