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Don't you remember when you were young?
When the world seemed so bright.
The stars shined ever so bright every night.
You were happy to just play all day,
Never knew you were wasting your life away.
You were a child,
and to you the future was so bright.
You couldn't wait to grow up and make a difference,
to show the world who you were.

But then you grew up.

You had to go to school.
Your wild spirit was labeled as a mental defect.
You were told to shut up and sit down.
They didn't care what you stood for,
because you were a child,
and children don't know what they're talking about, right?

Through the years you were told you were wrong so many times,
you believed it yourself.
You believed that you were stupid,
that you needed to work harder and pay better attention.
But that didn't work did it?
So you were still labeled.

years passed and the labels grew,
trouble maker,
out casted,
and worst of all,

You were labeled for being who you were.
Your wild spirit was crushed to the point where you just shut down.
You didn't care anymore.
Everyday was the same;
you got to school,
did your work and went home.
By this time you were a drone.

You could have shined!
You could have shown the world who you really were,
but instead you didn't,
instead you were told that you must be wrong.
You're not like the others,
so you can't be right.
Your wild spirit was crushed;
you became a shell of yourself.

Don't you remember when you were a child,
and you could run free,
you could actually dream!
But then you went to school,
and those dreams were crushed.

You could have been something amazing.
But you weren't.
Because when it all boils down to it,
according to our education system;
were all just numbers labeled with our mental problems.
The saddest thing about it
is that there's not much we can do about it.
i wrote this after thinking about a conversation me and my friend trip had last night. we were talking about how according to our school system were labeled by our problems. i have ADD and though i get good grades and im in smart kid classes im still labeled as "that one girl with ADD so make sure she gets extra help even though she doesn't really need it." it annoyed me that this is how our school system works because to me it makes school feel like a jail, not a place to learn. there are some teachers though who actually get to know you before you get labels but in the end we get labeled. and there's not much we can do about it :/

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eva1700 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
This shows how society is at a whole.....kinda sad actually
dragonhatchling Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013

I've never been called names, at least not to my face (but it happened behind my back I found out). But I have been called out, people telling me to shut up (I can be a chatterbox sometimes, but that's no reason to be so hateful towards me), that I'm immature cause I love dragons.

ADHD, that's me. I never saw myself as labeled, even though everyone else did.

Aglaismilberti Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I experienced the reverse affect. I began to care less and less what other people thought and more about my goals. Because I realized people labeled me weird because they couldn't understand what I was talking about. I assumed eventually they would read enough books to reach my level and if not forget them. One could argue I live an average life but only on the surface does it appear this way. I had a live fish swimming around my christmas tree this year. I once walked into the woods and carved an old stump into a young woman just because I felt like it. I breed insects in my basement and refuse to read any book less than 100 years old. I study more that I'm out of school than I did when I was in that state mandated prison for the mind. I purposely create styles to weed out the people not worth talking to in a population. In college I dressed goth one day and hick the next to record people's reactions. The older I get the more filled with joy I become as I do the things I've always wanted to do. School is hell compared to the freedom of adulthood even working 2 jobs I feel less oppressed than going to school. Now I only see people as worth my time or not. We are only as free as we are bold to be. Enjoy life you will die and when you come face to face with the collective souls of mankind you better have an awesome story.
XBloodySweetheartX Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I complementary understand the Rebel one... Everyone assumes I'm some badass, rude, hot-headed chick... I'm really just an artistic otkaus, but noooo people can't see that!!
DodgingTheBeat Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Writer
First two lines reminds me of "The Kids Aren't Alright" by The Offspring.
zoa-boo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love that song :3
AsharaNi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
True. It's very hard to keep believing you can still make it as a non-copy of everyone else. It really is hard, but in the end, if one succeeds to keep the faith, it'll probably pay back somehow...:thumbsup:
Toobworm Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ugh, school just represses the best of us, a person isn't a name, a grade, or their "Intelligence Quotient."
Broarmymember Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I...I know...
naruhinafc4eun Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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