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As I Lay Here Dying

As I lay Here Dying

1
As I lay here dying
I set myself up for failure
I try my best
Is it going to be good enough? 

I try my best
But, there is still judgment
I have not reached my potential 
Who decides what my potential is? 

I have not reached my potential 
What am I doing? 
Is it right? 
Who is the judge of me? 

My piers, 
My teachers, 
My parents, 
Strangers? 

Why do I care what they think? 
What gives them the right to judge me? 
What makes them so special? 

Society? 

2
I look at Facebook, 
I look at Twitter, 
I look at Instagram,
I check my Snapchat, 

When I hear the ding 
My pulse starts to race
I am happy, 
I am, happy? 

It makes me happy, 
It fills the void, 
I think? 



3
Everyone is doing it, 
Its normal, 
Its how I talk to my friends, 

I can’t stop. 

4 
As I lay here dying

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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