Another Statistic

I don't want to be another statistic
Some suicidal teen
Who makes a choice to kill herself
When the world just seems too mean.
She can't go on with life or so to her it seems
Reality has fallen short
And so have her many dreams.

I don't want to be another statistic
Some pregnant little girl
Who met this great guy
And then gave sex a whirl
She was only fifteen
But it felt so right
She thought they'd be together
For more than just one night.

I don't want to be another statistic
Some kid strung out on crack
Who started at a party
And now he can't turn back
First cigarettes and alcohol
Now meth, crack and cocaine
He's been smoking it so long
That now he's gone insane.

I don't want to be another statistic
Some girl left in the rain
Who was walking home from school
Then raped and left in pain.

She can't tell her parents
And it hurts to tell her friends
She doesn't know what she'll do
To make this nightmare end.

I don't want to be another statistic
Some kid out of school
Who dropped out early
And was acting like a fool.
He thought it was boring,
He thought it was dumb
He doesn't have an education
And lives on the streets like a bum.

I don't want to be another statistic
Some stereotypical teen
I'm going to make a difference
I'll finish with my dream.
I won't end up pregnant
On drugs or even dead
I won't drop out of school
Because I'll use my head.

I don't want to be another statistic
to fit into some mold
Of what society thinks of kids today
because it's getting kind of old.
Not all of us are bad
In fact, most of us are good
When will the world see us
And give us credit like they should?





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