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21st century teenager

21st century teenager

Posted April 11th, 2018 by AlgebraAddict

by Esther

April 12th, 2018

The 21st Century Teenager


If I had to pick something to be

I wonder what I’d say

Because I’m so tired I can’t even see

But I’m also caffeinated and extremely awake.

So as you can see,

I’m a contradiction walking

I’m a master of the skill

Of saying nothing when I’m talking

I nap for hours, and then when I wake up

I rue the day that I was born

Cuz I fell asleep still wearing my makeup

And now I think my eyelashes are sore.

I’m sensitive as sin

I got chips on both my shoulders

But once the anti-depressants kick in

All y’all hoes are done for.

I overshare and I cry too much

Referencing vine is my emotional crutch

My life is the equivalent of an all caps,

Sixteen-year-long keyboard smash,

And yes, I know the clichés about queer kids texting

But when you’re a living cliché, you gotta count blessings,

And man, I’ve got a few.

That being said,

It’s me against the world

It’s us against the system

This system is killing my friends,

But I’m told I’m too young to fix it,

I feel like we’re living off the fumes of thoughts and prayers,

But I’m not ungrateful for it

Prayer warriors, keep it coming, cuz the world is getting gayer

And I wanna be around to see it.

If I had to pick something to be

I don’t think I could.

I love everything

With my heart and bones and blood

Maybe I’m a dreamer

But I wanna see everything

And when I look in the mirror

I wanna be everything.









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i love this

i love this

Posted by clara on Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:41
wow i like this a lot. it's

wow i like this a lot. it's got good rhythm

Posted by Elias on Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:46
this is so good, and so full

this is so good, and so full of truth. love it!

Posted by ~ cedar ~ on Fri, 04/13/2018 - 02:44

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