I saw the best minds of my generation,
Getting stricken down by society.
Everyday people are pressured,
Whether it’s school or sports,
Or booze and drugs.
Kids are taught to follow the norm,
Instead of following their own path.
I’ve watched my cousin grow into a young adult,
Who doesn’t respect her parents or those who are different.
She expects everything to be handed to her on a silver platter.
What happened to earning the things you wanted?
What happened to accepting everyone for who they are?
I’m afraid she is a lost cause.
I hope I am wrong.