Young Illusions

My mind has created some beautiful illusions
But it also lead me to bigger confusions
Showed me things I would admire when I was younger
The things I would’ve wish about when I’m older
I used to wanna go and play outside
But now when I face people, I’ll run and hide
Used to watch it rain all night
But now I cry in the rain about life
Typical paradise wouldn’t be so true
Especially after everything I been through
I came from a dark place filled with the blues
Back then, I didn’t have so much to choose
Why does life have to be so rough
I wanna be on that mountain, but it’s tough
I can’t just put a bandage on and call it a day
Can’t just push anything out the way

--Charle' B., 9th-12th Grade