Please

Please may I?

Asks the little girl

May I feel love

No because it will only hurt you

The voice answers

Then may I dream big

And hope to be famous someday

She asks

No because you will only end up miserable and alone

The voice replies

Can I find my own answers

Without believing everything I hear

She questions

No people will judge you for being different

The voice tells her

Should I trust people I meet

She inquires

No they are dangerous, they will only hurt you and leave

Could I love the opposite gender

And the same gender too

She asks

No you’re just confused

The voice responds

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This poem is the conversation between an adult and a child. What I wanted to show here is how children are born so innocent and so full of love and hope but we wire them to be just like us. We’re so scared of losing them that we stop them from thinking their own thoughts, from being themselves, from being as free as they should be. The worst thing you can do to a person is crush their dreams because that will destroy them forever. Instead of telling children what to do we need to support them in what they’re already passionate about. Instead of steering them to a safer road we need to help them drive on the road they themselves have chosen.

“It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult… choose your words wisely”

 

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