Adulthood is a scam
It's all a sham
Beyond illusions and delusions
It is all a lie.

I saw this coming in childhood,
But everyone said "you're a know it all",
Or "you don't know everything".

There were reasons why I isolated so much
I knew everything was horrible and I didn't want to participate in their grand mirage
But alas now as an adult, I have no choice but to partake in these delusions.
I'm not quite happy about it at all.

The vast majority are ignorant or,
Deliberately choose to offend for sport.
As I've been educating through it all since my teenage years.
But I shift through so many different topics it's hard to keep up.

Regardless my point still stands, adulthood is a scam and a delusion.
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Written on March 02, 2024

Submitted by EtherealHydri on March 05, 2024

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Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 711
Words 145
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 3, 4, 4, 1

Destiny Hanson

Hi! I actually go by a completely different name than my birth name but it's fine; I'm a disabled, nonbinary and queer af person who specialized in free verse poetry. It seems as though I've been writing in free verse my whole life without knowing until more recently, and that's the annoying part. I live in a group home, planning on going to college to learn more poetic forms on top of my free verse and words so I can get better at my proses and poetry. I LOVE Pokemon, I LOVE video games, i LOVE rock music and I absolutely love a lot of different things. I go under the name of "The Spiteful Poet" on Twitter and Facebook - because I have a lot of fire and am incredibly spiteful towards existence currently, and "Felix Wise" for my chosen name as a nonbinary person. Please respect my chosen name - there's a special meaning behind why I chose my name, and a story. I also go under the pen name of "Hydri", for reasons I will not specify to anyone unless the time comes to it, as someone with an esoteric nature. I run Actually Autistic Voices and The Neurodivergent Outlaw on Facebook, pages I created myself but I'm struggling keeping up with all of my social media activities, especially trying to shift into other things than social media even though I write poetry with a keyboard, not pencil and pen. I am a philosopher and I run information influx - an overload of information, my philosophy is esotericism. If you ever have any questions please let me know, I'm happy to educate on anything if my memory permits! more…

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