I could say why I deserve this or that 

But honestly it would be a bunch of crap 

I could sit up straight and smile in a possible employer's face 

Tell her/him why I should be hired 

Think about what I should or should not say 

Remind myself to say "Have a good day" 

Knowing in the back of my mind that I had just completed a verbal persuasive essay 

I could tell someone that I think I should be awarded this or be given that 

But honestly who says stuff like that? 

I am fully aware of what this world wants from me 

Which is why I consider it to be an enemy 

I'm expected to have a certain grade point avergae, ACT score, SAT score, goals, a major, what I want to be when I grow up

But honestly if the option were available 

I would choose to be exempt from paying bills, taxes, car notes, insurance, and every other expense that is included in being an adult 

But wouldn't that be saying that I'm more deserving? 

I could persuade someone into understanding why I deserve certain things in life 

But I'd be technically telling a lie

I could spend the rest of my life trying to be somone who deserves plenty 

But ultimately that would leave me empty 

I could sugar coat it all and allow the spirit of entitlement to be disguised and go about its way trying to ruin lives 

Convincing people that they deserve this and that 

Persuading them that they don't have to work to obtain it, that it should just be given to them 

I could be THAT person that says and encourages things like that but I'm not and I won't 

Simply because I don't want to be a joke 

I could listen to others try to convince me why they deserve this and that 

But I honestly might find myself annoyed 

Because I am sitting here asking myself after everything we have done

What do we deserve really ? 


This poem is about: 
Our world


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