bound and determined
that you got something to prove.
Did you lose someone you love?
What happened to you inside?
Are you one of those guys who's too tough?
When was the last time you cried?
Would you believe
there is something out there for everyone?
That little thing that sets you apart,
that little thing that makes you number 1.
It took me years to know what I know
Patience really is a virtue.
And I know I got none
no matter how many times I tell you,
you’ve got to make it on your own.
All the opportunities that were given
and second chances blown.
Learn from your mistakes
and take your turn
when you're given a break.
I see so much of myself in you.
and really too soon
before you know it
you wont be such an
yeah mike. I guess this fits me. Angry youth. Though I am so angry it depresses me that I am just sad. I am too weak to try anymore and I keep failing. I think about my ex and I was there for her and would do anything at all for her. Though she left me and has blocked me out of her life like I was nothing and has ignored me eversince. I cant help to think about her at times and it really kills me inside. I guess lately has been tough. I was clean for 6 months yet I was doin pills for a couple weeks now. I dont know dude life is goin down hill again. I'm out of pills but will probably buy some soon. Either that or I'll start smokin again. I doubt I will do PCP again unless times get worse. This was a real good poem. I always like your work. I did do that poem about e you said I should do. I think it's called life rap im not sure. It's old but it really is about me. Well I'm gonna go now I see no use in posting poems o writting anymore so I just comment now and then. bye. -james
Hmm, very nice. What I've always wondered is why teens pull some of the [censored] they do. I understand being angry for whatever reason, but if you demonstrate being angry by doing stupid crap, now your angry AND in trouble. Doesn't make much sense. God I was a boring teen! lol This is real good LT, hopefully a few will read this and start figuring it out. Traci :)
Haha angry youth yea. I was one of them... I still am sometimes... you know... with our f.ucked up politics, with greedy rich pricks that just get richer and don't give a flying f.uck about anyone but themselves... but I digress.
I like how this was simple and straightforward, speaking from obvious personal experience. I don't want to be an old git going 'where the hell am I?' - only recently have I started to buckle down, wanting to make the most of opportunities that I have ignored before.
Typos - whose should be who's, and your should be you're... sorry, I'm an anal retard with things like that hahaha.
I hat your description because I listen more than you probably do right now. It is such a frekin stereotype it's not even funny.
But in any other case, wholly crappers. That line about losing someone we loved really hit because of what's gone on lately. I think I told you about everything that happened with Chris, and since I saw him at work since I got back, it kind of reminded me what I saw in him and made me wish that I could go back and change what happened. Eveyone at school noticed a change in me after all of that stuff went down. I guess now I really know how I felt about him, and I guess that it has really changed how I see people. Or I guess even how I show it. Maybe it's time to finally make it obvious and hope like hell that i don't get hurt instead of hidding it and getting hurt anyway. Do you really see yourself in me???
There's a reason that the phrase, "Act your age" exists. I think that we all squander our youth to one extent or the other.
We seem to do one of two things as youth: we work our butts off getting through school, college, internship, first house, first child, etc., and then hit mid-life and freak because we are old and haven't learned to party.
Or, we party hard, save nothing, love with abandon, buck the system, and believe we are invincible, etc., and then hit mid-life and freak because we are old and haven't learned to work.
Crazy how we all lament the life we choose to live, isn't it?
I hope that my kids won't freak too bad. I try to show them that life is about work AND play, boundaries AND freedoms, love AND loss.
Nice write! Got me rambling again! Hope you are well! -Chell-
This is a simple and honest write that speaks the truth from within. I think we all have made that journy as the angry youth. We should have listen when we didn't.
I take it that you are speaking to someone dear to you. I feel as if it is your child or one near to you. It could be a spoken in general to all the angry youth but I like to think it is child of your own. Sort of like a father to son saying; I made those mistakes and I really don't want you to make them too.
this is heart felt and a message of truth.
This is something that I remember reading some time ago and I think it fits here too
(Where must my young feet walk that has not been trodded with those feet that are not mine) Always looking for their own identity.
well i really couldn't see this as being a poem, a plain poem i could see this being a slam poem, and like that to me it makes more sense, and you do have a lot of truth and powerfull statements such as the lines
"All the opportunities that were given and second chances blown.'
I just really like this one because of how true it is and i can say that i have seen people [censored] up and get back to where they were and [censored] up again, just drives me nuts.
I relate in the same way seeing myself in others not neccesarily young people only but anyone i come in contact with. i think the message as a whole is positive. more young people need to ask themselves those questions as do most folks. i dont see this as any thing bad toward a specific group its a message to examine oneself for the better. well done,