“You said you’d stay, and you promised
I finally see you out,
Why’d you wait for the summer to chew and spit me out?
I sit awake and wait impatiently
The same mistakes are waiting to be made”
if you needed a sign
The sad truth is that
no one is going to
stop you on the street
and shake you until
your true potential spills out.
You’re going to have to do it yourself.
You may be young, full of love
(if only you knew where to give it!)
(if only you knew where to use it!)
and you will do yourself a great injustice
if you wait to live until
someone tells you to.
There is no hidden world where all
of your problems will go away.
The ”real world” that your parents swear
you’ll enter someday does not exist. There
are bills you may have to pay, there are
commitments you may have, but
above all, there is now.
Quit waiting until
you become someone else
Kid, you put so much of your energy into
fighting to stay alive,
that you forgot
Don’t require yourself to
have a college degree,
new friends, a lover,
or live in a new city
before you allow yourself to be happy.
Decide what you would like to
bring into the world and then do it.
If you needed a sign,
this is it.