Binary Youth

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem meant to illustrate the struggle that youths face in trying to balance their own decisions with the expectations of their superiors. It depicts the issues of responsibility and maturity.

Submitted: January 03, 2013

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Submitted: January 03, 2013



I am the Result of proper upbringing

combined With reckless Abandon and bad decisions.

I am the poster Child for responsibility

Aside from the occasional immature Whim.

I Am the desire For parents, A conditioned child

until I become Utterly undesirable.

I am mindful And Thoughtful of my actions

but For when I act like I Lost my mind.

I care for my friends and family immensely

though One lapse in Judgement can hide That fact.

I will restore your Faith in me dozens of Times

before I Diminish it again in One fell swoop.

I am a Duel Role model: for the ideal youth

and for the youth in Revolt.

I am an Enigma.

I will please and Disappoint.

I Will fill you With pride and Shame.

I cannot Be defined by one Action.

I will keep You guessing...

until I mature

until I have children of my own

until I have to govern them.

I will then be the one guessing

and scolding them for their unpredictability.


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