Christian Rivera

Rookie - 35 Points (November 19th 1992 / Mcallen, Texas)

They Say - Poem by Christian Rivera

They say the grass grows greener on the other side
They told me not to worry because everything's all right
They gave me everything except one good word of advice
Never let them catch you in the dark at night

They told her what they thought was right
They didn't mean to change her life
They thought that everything'd be fine

They say that every day is better than the last
They always told me not to grow up too fast
But they don't understand
Life's meant to live, not meant to last

They thought that life was something guarded away from death
They didn't get to know the boy before he laid to rest
They told him what they thought was best

They say a lot of things to you and me
Like how to grow up instead of grow free
They say it's their best interest but their interests aren't interesting

Let us live our lives the way we choose
Our life's too short to think of all the pretty things we lose
Just let us learn the hard way how life really changes you
Don't tell us you know better because we know you think you do

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 30, 2011

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