School’s not meant to be fun.
It’s not recess and snack time and foursquare,
Or playing with your friends and passing notes in class.
School isn’t supposed to be fun,
Is what I have learned.
School is supposed to be hard.
It’s pop-quizzes and tests and homework and studying,
And it’s hours and hours of that one math question you don’t understand.
School is stress and worry and fear.
It’s break-downs and sobbing and panic attacks.
School is not supposed to be fun.
But it’s not supposed to determine my self-worth,
Or make me feel stupid and moronic and dumb.
It shouldn’t ’cause me sleepless nights and anxiety.
School is hard.
It was never meant to be easy.
It’s years and years
Of tests to pass,
School isn’t meant to be fun.
It shouldn’t make me want to jump off of my roof,
Every time I go to class.
It shouldn’t be years and years of
Resisting the urge,
And barely surviving.
That’s what life’s for.