i am seventeen

context? my eighteenth birthday is fast approaching and i am not dealing with it well

                I am seventeen and

I have to believe

I was made by something greater than me

 

Not God, or a god

But something deader, older

And violent

 

I have to believe

I was hatched during a time when

Men fought man, brother against brother

 

And I came, like a moth to the flame

To find the Earth unraveling

Under another’s fingers

 

I have to believe

I was sought, birthed, and shunned

For a reason unknowing

 

And that reason could kill nations,

Flood cities, and bring down

The very mountains

 

                I am seventeen and

I have to believe

I am greater than whatever I am meant to be

The End

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