When I was fifteen, I wrote my first poem.
You thought I was older, didn't you?
Reading the poems I've written?
I promise, we know,
We aren't perfect people, but we fight.
To make ourselves better,
Teenagers don't always think they're right.
We write sometimes, and it's deep.
Maybe about something ever so small.
It's not even a thought you'd want to keep.
But to us, it means it all.
We haven't had enough years of living.
You've many more turns round the sun.
But here you can find us still and we're giving,
Pieces of ourselves to everyone.
We're just like you,
We're brave and we're strong,
We fight for our lives
And we fight all along.
We fight for the people who were with us before,
And we fight for the people who one day will be no more,
And we fight for the people who were robbed of their future,
And we fight for the people who will be someone else tomorrow.
We stand for the people who've lived before us,
But also for the future of people just like us.
The world says we'll lead you,
Through storms of change,
But know that we're scared too,
The world ahead is strange.
But the thing we need you to understand most,
Is we're trying our best,
And so we hope,
You won't break us down,
You'll instead build us up.
We need your support
As much as you need our hope.
And for the generation that comes after,
I hope you can lead us too.
Because we aren't perfect,
But we were just like you.