Below is the poem entitled Transitions (I Used To) which was written by poet
Johnston. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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I used to be happy
But now I'm getting sadder.
I'm trying to be an optimist
But Sometimes I end up as a pessimist.
I used to be funny
But now I'm getting serious.
I try to take a joke
But they all get me provoked.
I used to like pop
But now I find it overrated.
It gets crammed down my throat
But to old school I devote.
I used to achive without trying
But now I gotta put in effort.
I'm not losing IQ
I gotta try like baby birds flying in sky blue.
I used to only care about beauty
But now I'm searching for more
I want a girl who I can pour my soul into
But sensitivity is underrated so who?
I used to only see dogs as pets.
But now I know they're sophisticated creatures.
I have two dogs who would die without me.
Every second spent with them is a treasured memory.
I used to enjoy School
But now I think It's a prison
"Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge"
"I'm trying not to loose my head."
I used to hope life would stay static.
But now I know things happen.
Everything bad thats happen I'll pull through.
The counselor's telling me that so I guess it's true.