The lies they tell

"It'll all be ok" they say

As eyes bleed tears of pain they create

They throw us into glass cages and watch as we crumble away to make for the perfect little parrots

They teach us to duck our heads and follow the leader

For those who claim 'foul' are beaten back with bloody battons

They sign away our fates on little pink slips

And shake their heads and tell us to walk in line

Don't think. Don't speak. Just walk and smile

The black and blue ripples each grin leaves on the soul

Daily you must return, through parental coaxing and legal forcing

They try to smooth out those rough edges with a torrent or disbelief and hate

They grab your neck and drag you towards that 4 or 5, that A

As if you will starve without it

As if they care

They slam us against that glass and tell us to BECOME

A lone voice calls out mercy

They smile with razor teeth and say "It'll all be ok"

They close their eyes to the horrors they cause

They tell us they are making us stronger

As they rip

and tear

chunks of us off

They silently nod as others take these wounds and pounce

They preach "get over it" with whispers and nudges

They let the strong parade

As the weak fall

All power and purpose get ripped away and so much worth is crushed and spread

To trip and rip the kids still left

To imbibe the blood of countless struggling

To absorb the kick of feet

and to push against the skin to bloom the black and blue

'Get up" they call "get up and thrive"

How can we thrive less than alone?

They put glass in our food

And blood on our skin and say "It'll all be ok"

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I edited my earlier phrase into this. XD Sorry for the length. 

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Diamond_Wills_New_War's picture

High school sucks. For four

High school sucks. For four years it is your everything even if you act like it is nothing. They'll throw the phrase "in the real world" at you a million times and expect you to act like adults while treating you like a child. And yes they lie, but remember those who are kings and queens of high school are to often the losers of their "real world" hopefully you already know this, you seem smart.
P. S. never apologize for length write your words and say them true say it all from start to finish never concerning yourself with how short or long it may be. You have the makings of a wonder writer.

Long days and pleasant nights


Kmirea's picture

:) thank you. I'll keep that

:) thank you. I'll keep that in mind.