The words in my world can rhyme no more.
They've left me bereft, faded like dreams of my past.
Childish desires and naive aspirations are eaten away.
As the days of my life blur together into an endless nightmare,
I realize that the tears I've shed at night have drowned my last hopes.
Resignation seems the only path left for me.

The weight on my chest presses harder each day,
Pushing the life out of my body and soul,
Leaving me breathless and bitter,
Lonely and so very afraid
of the oncoming future
I never wanted.

I've grown up.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Sometimes the future you're heading towards doesn't look anything like the one you dreamed about as a child.

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