A “balanced teenage life”, they say
That’s what is best, without a doubt
But no one understands that this cliché
Is such a paradox
We just can’t do it all.
The AP courses, active lifestyle, love of arts
A job, a future, college at our doorsteps
Leadership, music, glue to broken hearts
And did I mention volunteering?
“Make sure to study! Eat a balanced meal!
Find something that you’ll do forever”
You better come to school no matter just how sick you feel
Or else the makeup work will suffocate you
And while you’re at it – work the latest shift
Come home from practice and don’t dare to take a nap
If your creative thoughts decide to fly and drift
Don’t let them, or you’ll fall behind.
Make best friends with your prep books, study hard!
“I know you have the time, you lazy kids!”
A social life means projects in the yard
Because healthy means fresh air, we need that, too.
Adults don’t understand how hard it sometimes is
For us, good kids, to simply sleep and breathe.