The Choices of the Future

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 18:40 -- Jopin

It was the Thanksgiving of last year


I was with family and peers.


When my uncle came up to me and asked,


"Have you decided on your college yet?"


College? College? I wasn't thinking about college.


I never had a thought in my mind about college.


With a flurry of questions about the future,


What's your Degree?ACT?


Considered the SAT?


As a child, I had a carefree life,


No choices or questions that caused me strife.


Now here I am, interrogated about college


A topic I still have limited knowledge.


I wanted to ignore them and go back to before


But I couldn't, I'm not a child anymore.


Before, I was a kid who never cared a dime


But here I am, working part-time


I wasn't worried about money or grades


But those time are soon beginning to fade


I never had choices that would make such an impact


But now it is time for me to accept the fact:


The life I once had is now a memory in the past


And the future ahead is coming real fast.


This poem is about: 



The story of the time I realized I was no longer a child, and I had to be an adult.

Additional Resources

Get AI Feedback on your poem

Interested in feedback on your poem? Try our AI Feedback tool.


If You Need Support

If you ever need help or support, we trust for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741