This poem was actually on a bus ad – our city has this program called “Poetry on the Bus” to put poetry in everyday transit riders’ lives, and my poem was selected for it a couple years back. It was actually pretty cool to hear some of my friends saw it. It’s actually the last two verses of a longer poem I wrote for school, but I had to chop it down because it was too long.
I want the best of both worlds, really
To be too young for my road to be hilly
With the carefree-ness of my childhood days
But a grown-up freedom in which to play –
I am bound by ties and fetters
Of decorum, and society
Likely my life will follow to the letter
But my dreams? They belong to me.