I used to fear the monster under my bed, now I fear the monster that lives within.
I used to think that a scratched knee would be the worst pain I ever felt, now I know that the pain that doesn’t bear a scar is far worse.
I believed that I would never grow up, but someday in between the AYSO soccer games and the playground, I did.
Life doesn’t wait for you.
It is constantly pushing to let change in and day-by-day, the world that our parents want us to believe in is gone.
We are taught to keep our innocence, don’t let the evil in the world ruin your pure soul, but day-by-day it does.
We see the boy in the news who is never going to come home.
We hear the whispers that adults exchange as the secrets get passed along to us.
As teenagers we are expected to act like grown up, and then they tell us that we are growing up to fast.
Maybe we are just trying to fill these impossible shoes that you have left us.