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  • School Days

    Hazy school days whisper forgotten memories, recalling the tall proud, all knowing corridors
    Heading towards the great hall, concerned only that you didn't have to sit next to the
    Fat kid, the boring kid, the weird kid - already begun in a cycle of labelling
    Creating misconceptions, lasting a lifetime, securing emotional doubts and self inflicted hatred
    This isn't how I want to remember those days, full of doom & gloom, weaving the future with sadness

    Those same whispers recall excitement, the day you got to sit next to the most popular crowd
    The feeling of belonging, short lived, but they spoke to you, to you, looked you right in the eye
    Popular kid, liked kid, accepted kid - already begun in a cycle of labelling
    Creating misconceptions, lasting a lifetime, securing emotional stability based on an ego
    This isn't how I want to remember those days, full of fighting to belong, weaving the future with struggles

    The whispers get louder as sniggers find giggles that become brave silence breakers
    They caused the laugh you shouldn’t laugh, ignoring a warning that came so loud, “you were told to, simmer down”
    People look, heads spin, everyone grins - already begun in a cycle of smiling
    Creating conceptions, lasting a lifetime, securing emotional harmony and everyone’s fun
    This is how I want to remember those days, good memories, but glad to be free.
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