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What do you do?

By , valley stream, NY
What can you possibly do?
When you feel that everything is on your shoulders?
Like you're in charge to save the world, but don't know how?
Like the weight of reality is finally crashing down on you?
When you have to make decisions for yourself, but don't know the right choices?
When you feel like it was so much easier before, when there were people to show you the way?

Suddenly everything changed, and we realized we grew up.
Somewhere in between the skinned knees and play dates, we got older.
And know everything is settling in.
But does it have to be THIS hard?
No one prepared me for this.

I suddenly feel like everything is on my shoulders.





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Rachel K. said...
Feb. 25, 2009 at 1:53 am
lala- wow. that made so much sense. i loved that line and its so true. this is my poem and i agree entirley with what u said.. but tell me, how did you happen to come across this poem?
 
lalalivesinlalaland This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 25, 2009 at 1:41 am
i agree! but in not wanting to grow up, it seems as tho we already had because everyone else our age wanted to...
 
Anonymous This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 24, 2009 at 10:25 pm
funny. i know that. i used to tel people i dint want to grow up. i was right. i liked this poem
 
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