The Future

March 3, 2010
By Mimi48 BRONZE, Plymouth, Iowa
Mimi48 BRONZE, Plymouth, Iowa
1 article 0 photos 1 comment

The Future

The future is my biggest fear,
The one that I hold close and dear.
Everything I’m doing now,
Is preparing me for what’s to come.
The school, the work, the chores,
The things I do that aren’t that fun.
They’re setting me up for the distant days,
The ones that are all too near.
Setting me up for failure or success,
Whatever may happen to be.
I’m trying to figure out how the
Past disappeared so fast,
Yet the future is coming too soon.
They say that there’s n time
Like that in the present,
But I would rather live in the past.
When I was younger,
I couldn’t wait to grow older,
I couldn’t wait to work,
Or begin my high school career.
Now that my future is coming closer,
And making me think way harder,
I’m thinking that I want to go back,
And stay younger just a little bit longer.
I’m preparing myself to go to college,
And getting ready to say good-bye
To everything I’ve ever known;
My friend, my school, my home.
I’m having to choose my ideal job,
And that dreaded career path.
Getting my driver’s license,
And preparing to leave the nest, the thing
That I’ve always called home.
I’ve always had my mom and my dad.
They were always there, the steady
Rocks that I could forever lean on.
But now I’m preparing to leave all of that.
My future is here, not even five years
In front of me, but I’m not sure I’m ready.
The future is my biggest fear, because
It is so unpredictable and uncontrollable.
It is always leaving me to wonder,
If I’ll prosper or not, but
I can’t stand still, and I’ll have to move forward.
So it’s the future that I’m afraid of most,
And I’ll have to face those fears one day.

The author's comments:
This piece was inspired by a careers class that I am required to take in school, and the fact that I am leaving middle school. It really got me thinking, and that is why I wrote this piece.?

Similar Articles


This article has 2 comments.

Mimi48 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 27 2010 at 10:15 pm
Mimi48 BRONZE, Plymouth, Iowa
1 article 0 photos 1 comment
Thanks! (: and yes, too fast :(

on Apr. 27 2010 at 9:14 pm
Squishy-Squish SILVER, Port Richey, Florida
8 articles 2 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can hurt me with the truth, but don't comfort me with your lies."

Nice poem like the line that says: " And preparing to leave the nest, the thing that I've always called home." Guess time does go by fast, don't it...


MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!