The empty souls of students

We walk through these halls with no intention 

The walls echo our hopeless thoughts

We go through these seas of other souls 

to get to a draining room full of people we don't really know

We torture ourselves for 4 years just to become doctors, scholars, Yale graduates, athletes 

We stay up till 3 am just for an English essay on Shakespeare 

We go day by day feeling nothing yet everyone expects everything 

This place that was once long ago filled with smiling faces and freedom has been turned into a prison 

From 7:15 to 2:46 I am not me I am the student they made me out to be

I am a slave to my work 

Instead of being a slave to life.

About this poem

It's about how draining and horrible school is for your mental health and how schools don't do anything about it.

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Written on January 14, 2022

Submitted by LillyBug23 on February 07, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme A X X X X X X A X X X
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 657
Words 136
Stanzas 11
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

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