Today’s Whatever: Poetry
What to Write?
By: Robin Gagnon
So many words trying to flow out of my head
So many messages that want to be read
But all I keep doing is pressing that backspace
Deleting all these characters is such a waste
These words have left me tongue tied
Causing my brain to be fried
My mind’s lost in a hazy fog
And I’m left wondering what I’m doing wrong
Is it these rules that are restricting me?
Imaginary barriers that don’t have to be
Blocking my view so I cannot see
What it takes to be happy
People say just follow the heard
Do as your told
Work hard and save first
For when you get old
But that’s an old way of thinking
And I don’t want to follow
I want to live a life where I feel alive
Not this nine to five
Leaving me hollow
So many others make it look easy
“Wouldn’t you like to turn your dreams into reality?
It takes hard work and dedication.”
But what about these people telling me I need an education?
Why is it so hard to live and do what you love?
To just do what you’ve always been dreaming of?
Sometimes it just seems like a battle of the fittest
With opportunities only given to the richest
I guess to be heard, you have to yell
And one day I hope I’ll have a good story to tell
So that when I get my five minutes of fame
Everyone will be sure to remember my name