Silence is nobody’s friend,
It’s what you find at the end.
So while you still have a voice,
And speaking remains a choice,
Shout and scream and make some noise.
Adults say school was the time of their lives
They forget all the worries and troubles and strifes:
Teachers who told them they’d never succeed
And the classmates who constantly mocked, scorned, and teased.
The life that you led was shrouded in fear
Of bullies who beat you whisp’ring threats in your ear.
Intimidation bred pain and upset
Angry faces are those that you never forget.
Friendships were forged only lasting a while
Because when school is over new friends make you smile.
You look back with fondness, forget the bad
Remembering the jokes and the fun that you had.
School is a challenge but also a game
If you win then your life will never be the same.
So enjoy the days of learning new things
Relish not knowing what each different day brings.
When you get older you will miss all the madness
And regret is what truly causes us sadness.
When life makes you feel
Like a banana peel
Being torn apart
Straight through the heart
Remember one thing:
You are not a banana