Adulthood Pt.2

“Adventure is out there” 

Is what they say 

You have to pay your own ticket 

Is what they don’t 


“Be yourself” 

Is what they say 

But don’t stray from the line 

Is what they don’t 


“take a stand” 

Is what they say 

But you’ll stand alone 

Is what they don’t 


False phrases and half truths  

Litter our perfectly paved roads 

And we grow up believing in everything 

But when we’re grown, we realized 

What they said wasn’t what they were saying 

And we’ve learned to read between the lines 


To achieve is to lose 

To be is not to be 

And to stand up 

Is to stand alone 




This poem is about: 
Our world


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