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A Foreign Land
There's a quote by some guy I don't know
"Grown-ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets."
I've always envied adults, yet at the same time felt sorry for them
I never picture them with a past,
They were never my age - How could they be?
They just drop from the sky, completely as is
They are who they are, no alternatives.
But I used to think the same of 17-year-olds
They were all perfect and pretty
They had all the answers...
They were foreigners in a land I would never reach,
But here I am today, 17 and counting and
I'm not perfect and pretty and
I don't have all the answers
I'm awkward and I'm clumbsy and a little insecure
What's so different and special about being 17?
It's not all it's cracked up to be
Turns out we're the foreigners in someone else's land
We don't want to be here, but we do the best we can
It really makes me wonder: what makes you an adult?
According to the law, it's being 18
But at 18, you're still just a kid
You don't know anything and what you do is worthless...
Why do adults always seem so weird?
What are they hiding?
I'll be 18 this November
Will I feel like an adult, I wonder
Will I feel grown-up?
Will I ever discover what "their" quirks and secrets are?
I can only hope not.