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May 2018
Thinking so simply,
believe me I've done it.
A day, a date on a calendar
needed to treat someone different.
I'm flawed in this too,
but that's not the focus.
I just don't get why we can't
cherish every moment.
They say we need a Mother's Day,
They say we need a Father's Day,
we need every single birthday too.
It's all for what? It's all for who?
Recently I was exposed to some truth.
Many people like to boost their ego,
many people turn kindness into a contest
and these people are obvious to me.
They come and corrupt an innocent meaning
under the title of "loving one another".
I get the sentiment, I really do
but don't tell me I have to
run and drop a couple G's
to prove that I love somebody.
Why can't we cherish mankind
every day through the most simple gesture?
Why can't we laugh through the days instead of
writing the same rehearsed compliments on the
latest card we rushed to get for someone
because we didn't wanna be demonized because it
simply slipped out of our mind in this busy life?
I get it, you should do things for one another
but not in this scripted manner,
it's never felt genuine.

The same people that preach
about a "super special day"
are the same ones that will
take away your worth
and exclude you from the pack
all because you won't blindly follow
mindless traditions that aren't really here or there.
Let's be honest.
Most treat this like a chore,
most people will only come to the door
when some convenient day "made for you" arrives
and we get to catching up when it's all a disguise.
We give our money to corporations taking advantage
of our fragile feelings and how much we need these
superficial days, where you can brag
on social media about the latest gadget
you got for your parents.
How do I know?
What makes me trustworthy?
Because these words have all described me
during years and years of tugging at heart strings
because a calendar told me to.
I didn't have the drive to do it myself because
I felt like one way or another I was forced to in the end.
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the people by me
but nobody is entitled to things because of a trend.
It was one of these days where I learned
the true intentions hidden underneath.
I didn't get a Mothers Day gift
that was "good enough", wasn't pretty.
Half of my family scorned me, shunned me
when I haven't attacked anybody,
haven't broken any ties.
I just didn't get a card to match
the present I planned in my mind.
"Just another day" becomes the most crucial,
because there's a greediness I've come to find.
Even for me, when my birthday comes to mind
I have to admit my mind jumps to the money,
not the people who are giving it to me.
It's so easy to put together a gift
just in time for that upcoming holiday.
You can even get gifts
from people you've hated,
so I simply don't get this
pedestal we give to these meaningless days.
If you ask me,
these ideas are severely outdated.
I don't need to drop a couple G's to prove I love somebody. I know we can strengthen bonds this way, but you can also get gifts from those you've hated. I understand the sentiment, but please say this with me. These ideas are severely outdated and this topic is very silly.
Written by
Wyatt  21/M/South Carolina
(21/M/South Carolina)   
       Evelyn, Ryley, a and Weeping willow
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