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you're too busy surviving to live

Grow up
and cut your hair.
Get a job,
and stop caring
because you've stopped believing
because cynicism is cheaper and more fashionable,
because all your energy is used up
trying to stay apathetic
toward the things you really hate
but have to put up with anyway
for whatever reason
society has given this decade.
Stop wasting your time on roses
and other ephemeral things,
like people.
Stop writing, stop painting
and for God's sake stop asking us
Go to work,
eat, sleep, don't dream,
then repeat as necessary
until you too become dust
and perpetuate the cycle.

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ToxicAngel This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 25, 2012 at 1:27 am
Sublime. :) I can feel the exhaustion and bitterness breathe from your words. You're obviously talented.
broken.winged.ravenThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 3, 2012 at 12:42 am
i really like this poem, it reminds me of one i wrote titled Zombie that talks about the daily routines that kill me. i've had the conversation behind the idea that i feel you're trying to get across with my mom many times and i can't tell you how often people tell me to stop asking questions lol i have been looking through all your stuff and it really speaks to me. keep writing and please check out my stuff too :)
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