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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Teen · #2135766
Shoutout to the depressed and over-stressed teenagers in the USA.



Only seventeen, a monster in the American dream

See these teeth? See this smile?

Inside, only burning, seething, all the while



This is it, I'm your child

Give me tags, give me names

I need the boxes to stay sane (this is what they say)

SAT, GPA

Troubled kid, she'll stay the same



How did things get this way (just how it is in this day & age)

Watch me falter, watch me fall

I cut my wrists, continue on

This is it, that is all.






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