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