Emma16

United States

Hello! Some things about me are that I:
Love classical books (War and Peace, the Odyssey, Emma, etc.)
Love singing & playing piano
and I love sleeping (who doesn't?)

Message from Writer

“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.”
-Winston Churchill

They Say When You're 16

June 11, 2020

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They say when you’re 16 
Life is a golden haze 
Parties, cheap beer, 
And falling in love.

They say when you’re 16 
Life is a stress-filled haze 
Textbooks, flashcards 
And tests every day of the week.

They never said how confusing it is. 
That everything I know 
Only seems to highlight 
What I don’t, and can’t know.

Being 16 is like drawing a picture
Without eyes to see 
What is it you’re creating, 
Where it is you’re going.

Being 16 is like writing a story 
Without knowing the plot 
You're unaware of what drives you 
And where it’s leading to.

You could listen to your teachers 
Who tell you to study hard 
To find your passion and pursue it 
So you get accepted by the right college.

You could listen to your parents 
Who tell you to enjoy these years 
To go to school events, make new friends 
Because it’ll be over far too soon.

You could try to listen to yourself 
If you knew what you wanted, 
If your mind wasn’t a useless muddle 
Of arrows all pointing nowhere.

How can I make the most 
Of where I am now 
If all of now is consumed 
In preparations for an unclear future?

I don’t know. 

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