The High School Cookie Cutter


I'm a cheat sheet for the dumb ones
I'm to incompetent for the smart ones
I'm too overweight, out of shape, weak,
and lazy according to fitness chart my teachers wall
I'm just a flower next on the wall next to the others
My goals are too high and so are my aspirations
I'm supposed to paint on my face
and make sure it includes a smile
I'm supposed to know what I will want to commute to
everyday for the rest of my life
I'm supposed to fit the racist, sexist cookie cutter
that was pressed on top of me
I'm not supposed to get upset when a teacher
has double standards and treats me unfairly
I'm not supposed to express myself anywhere
I'm supposed to work submissively with no questions
I'm not supposed to get upset when a guys comfort
is put over my education which will affect the rest of my life
I'm supposed to be me, but not the real me,
just the one they want and expect

I'm supposed to fit in a sea of forced cookie cutter people
when I'm a free hand kind of person

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