Below is the poem entitled Sober seventeen which was written by poet
McFarland. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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It's a sobering thing,
When you find your life about to take
When you turn seventeen.
For right from the corner of your eye
That maybe your childhood didn't
turn out the way other people would
make it seem.
You want to stay.
You want to go back.
But know in your heart that you
couldn't handle that.
So here we are,
Not far from free,
Wanting to hide, to stay,
From all that could be.
Where do I go?
Do I hide from the day?
When I must go away?
To be me,
To be free,
Only to find that it wasn't all that it
was knocked up to be.
On the edge of sixteen.
Of the verge of seventeen.
Taking another breath,
I'll go with everything I have,
Even if that means until I have