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.

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Arthiga Arumansan

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