Have you ever stopped and looked up at the stars?
Have you ever gone for a long night drive in your car?
Have you ever felt love and that intricate feeling?
Sat in your room, alone, starring at the ceiling?
I was doing just that the other night.
Sitting outside, just writing my rhymes.
And something came across my mind.
So here is a question for you.
Have you been enjoying life as much as you know you could?
Because that is the question that hit me.
And, to be honest, I don’t think I have.
I'd like to say yes.
I’d love to tell you that I’m super happy, there’s no problems, and life is good.
But, I can’t lie, I haven’t been living life as much as I know I should.
Many terms have been thrown around.
And I’ve given so much oxygen to them.
I was so close to being drowned.
I gave away breath that they didn’t deserve.
I took my happiness and put it on reserve.
And that is why I’m writing all this down.
This poem’s my reminder for the next term thrown around.
A reminder to not give ear to a wolf’s stirring tongue.
A reminder that you need to enjoy life, because you’re still young.
Not gonna lie, it’s mentally hard.
Especially, when in people’s minds, the wolf has left you scarred.
But, do you remember, back when you used to hear the birds chirp?
Back when the playground was heaven in your eyes.
When nothing could compare to going down that slide.
And maybe, when you fell, you scrapped your knee and cried.
But you’d get right back up and go again next time.
Those are the days I miss.
Because I’ve aloud life to become an abyss.
And, yes, the wolf may talk.
But it’s up to you to choose to listen or walk.
So all I have to say… is remember the stars,
remember the cars,
remember that feeling,
remember that ceiling.
Because, today, I choose to walk.
I will no longer give breath to those who choose to talk.