To the Lazy Ones


By: Arthiga Arumansan


We go to school to learn right?


To become the big firemen we told our mothers

and the doctors that cared for the others


To learn about the world and what the amazing things it held

To grow our minds to think out side the box and the lines


To show that we are capable of excellence and beyond

And not what people said

to put us down


But why is it so hard now..?


Why is it so hard to get up these days

To detach from the lazy bed we laid


To do your homework and not get distracted

From social media that fed our curious minds about other peoples lives

That had nothing to do with mine


We started to call school stupid when other kids would die to sit in a desk and study about the old times


Because it didn’t become about learning anymore

it became about the marks


The big tests that we all look forward to get back


The exams we stayed up studying

Tryna memorize words one day before that wouldn’t be remembered


The notes we saw when you look up to the ceiling tryna think of the answers we got taught in december


Thats what started to matter..


We started to live for marks that showed up on thin sheets

that meant everything to parents

That grew their children to meet


To meet their expectations

That they thought their child didn’t receive

So they pressured their child to achieve.


This pressure never helped..


I wanna go back to the time when everything i learned amazed me

Not tired me


To the time when bedtime was at 8

But didnt sleep till ten

because I was too content


To when everything I learned only made me smarter

Not to learn how to memorize it in an hour


To when we were independent and didnt rely on people to bring in their papers


To when everything the teacher said became inspiring and something i felt proud to remember


But now

When we grew older..

Our bright goal to become a doctor has just became a thought to look back and remember.


Arthiga Arumansan




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