Teens today are dependent on a lot of different things
Cellphones, make up, video games. Selfies, illegal activites.
But, without all these advances, what exactly are we?
Without our phones, we feel powerless
The need to update update update and snap photos with friends
#Selfie the only trend, picture after picture filling up a newsfeed
That we constantly scroll and suffer through
Making fun of people who are different, diligently liking and commenting
Relating our lives to someone elses problem to seem to fit in.
Without our makeup, the girls feel naked
And not Naked like the actual makeup but we feel exposed
Showing off our faces and sides to the world that we want no one to see,
Trying to cover our blemishes and acne, our scars from the world
Shhh, dont let them see how vulnerable I am without some powder, a pencil and liquids
Hair dying, dried and dead from multiple dyes and presses or curls
Boys worry about how their masculinity will be affected,
No homo, eww, gay people are gross
I only watch action films and like to wrestle with friends
Lose their minds at video games
The flashing lights and running figures dance on screen
Head shot, triple kill, activate the air strike
Then, as we grow older, we do things that parents tell us not to
Sneaking out late at night, getting drunk or high with friends
What happened to us? This generation?
Us 90s kids, who played outside on our Razr scooters and bikes
Playing dress up or G.I. Joe, Barbie carelessly thrown away
For cell phones, laptops and cosmetics.
Without all these things, we were happy.