Everyone says that college
is all about drinking.
is all about sex.
They say college
is the time to party,
to "try new things."
We start on this new journey
with these ideas imbedded in our minds.
But how are we going to be the best
if our peers aren't pushing us
to be successful?
I've met a great number of students
who seem to be brainwashed
with the ideas of alcohol and sex.
Sleeping through class is supposedly the norm,
like we aren’t paying for this?
We spend thousands of dollars
Laying in bed and watching Netflix?
Partying every Tuesday night?
Is it unusual that I feel left out
for doing the right things?
I’m keeping my grades up instead of
trying to keep drinks down.
I’m opening my mind instead of
I’m getting up early for classes instead of
lighting up matches
for the cigarettes that aren’t even allowed
But who listens to rules anyways?
College is my dream.
This is the opportunity of
Why not take advantage of that?
This is my straight shot to
shape my future into what
I want to.
While they are over in the corner
drinking away yesterday’s test scores,
I’m sticking mine on the fridge with my
magnet that states, “Be Strong.”
Even though it seems like
everyone around me is holding back,
I’m staying strong and pushing ahead.
I will impress.
I will profess.
I am success.