Blame My Teachers

May 12, 2010
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This is a moment I will savor
This moment will last for ever
Because I say so
This moment is that one glorious infinitesimal speck of time that I choose to love
For this moment is the moment I have decided to be free
Let my mind go wild
And my words run rampant
Discard the rules
And make my own laws
Climb to the top
Just to jump to the bottom
Make my own way
Blaze my own path
Say to hell with the red tape and taboo
F*** the world that traps me
Join me
And you too can be free
Judge me
And a little piece of you dies on the inside
I don’t need the world
I want it
So I’ll grab the bull by the horns
And we’ll ride wild together
You don’t want to conform
You need to
You lost your own voice
So you borrowed another’s
Can’t pick your footsteps
So you trail in someone else’s
Don’t learn from me
Don’t join me
Don’t mimic me
I’m not out to teach you how to be free
It’s just nature
Can’t nurture it
Can’t hurt it
Gotta use it
Or you lose it
Society tries to stomp out individuality
But in actuality
They can’t have it
Take it back
And you have the universe at your finger tips
Reach for it
Use it
Abuse it
Make it what you want
I learned to read
So I could read to learn

Then I wrote what was right
And now I write to fight lessons that don’t mean s***

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Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:51 pm
wow!! this is amazing! from start to finish, bottom to top, this poem is sooo powerful !! really great job
AAlex replied...
May 25, 2011 at 10:07 am

thanks  man, that means a ton! <3


CREX said...
Jun. 4, 2010 at 6:07 pm
What an amazing poem.  I love the lines: "Reach for it/Use it/Abuse it."
AAlex replied...
Jun. 5, 2010 at 7:45 am
Thanks Rex..... you made this possible! 
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