I lay under the trees
By the mucky water
My brain running a marathon,
There’s things in life
That we don’t necessarily choose
But it’s part of who we are
It’s a feeling deep down
That we can’t shake
Like being attracted to the same gender
Or not liking tomatoes
Or only liking your volume on an even number
Yes, these things are all over the spectrum
But I’m using these examples
Because this is how I would talk to my friends
So this poem might not be classy
But hopefully it will feel like
You’re talking to a friend.
Society creates expectations
Or traditions that have been going on
For a long, long time
For the past few years
I’ve tried to break these expectations
And show people that their life,
Is created by them.
For me personally,
I don’t want to get “government married”
Yes, it has benefits and whatever
But it’s just not for me,
I can’t explain all the reasons why.
I don’t want to give birth,
I see posts that are like
“It’s okay to not want kids”
I want kids, I just don’t want to give birth.
I don’t think there’s just one love of your life
I think there’s several
Some stronger than others
These are just a few weird things
But I’m letting this out because,
Being different or weird
Or whatever you want to say
Can be hard.
I could be madly in love with someone
But they want someone who will carry their kids
Because society made that some kind of milestone.
I could like the same sex
And someone out there will want to kill me for it.
I don’t know where I’m going with this,
Expect to say,
Fuck the expectations,
Live however you see fit
And don’t give up.