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Childhoods Crushed
Author: Sax

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It's said to children,
that you can be anything you want.

What a beautiful lie.

Mommy,
can I be an Astronaut?
How about a Ballerina?
How's a Soldier?
Or a Doctor?
Or maybe a Superhero?

You sure can honey,
just believe me when I lie to you,
when I say you can be anything you want,
now go on and play in your dillusions.

But truth soon melts away the lies,
you can't always be what you want,
more than likely you'll be something else,
you might not even like it.

The Astronaut is a fulltime Prison Inmate,
the Ballerina a Maid,
the Soldier a Gas Station worker,
the Superhero six feet underground,
dead trying to fly off buildings.

But there's always a fluke,
there is a chance,
you might be what you want.
But in spite of that light,
you might fail instead.

There's even a theory,
one with some proof,
those with the greatest potential,
have the greatest risk of death.
Whatch the news wont you?

So believe my lies,
you can be anything you want,
my dead dilluded child.....

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Comments on this poem/writing:

heaven a.k.a sad girl (68.43.99.209) -- Sunday, December 28 2003, 03:56 am

Sad

that is so true ,i guess thats what makes it so sad.i cried all through it.my mom use to tell me that.before she gave up and sent me away....well n-e ways,good poem....
RainFlyer8 (69.81.41.22) -- Sunday, February 27 2005, 01:11 am

wow

wow....that's intense but your totally right...when we're young we're continuesly lied to...santa clause...the tooth fairy....that we can all be what we want but your right we probably wont end up our first childhood dream...for most of us our dreams change...and that really sucks...but the poem is great
bell (165.29.58.126) -- Tuesday, November 21 2006, 04:03 pm

nice

that is so truthfull; we can never see what where faced with before it is already upon us. then all or dreams are just that, dreams
 
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