“Daydream” New Poem of the Day (2023)


By Ashley O’Hare

Vacant stares through the schoolhouse windows,

daydreaming of a brighter tomorrow.

Over a decade following the rules

didn’t lead to receiving the adequate tools

for an ideal future.

The system was created with a sick sense of humor.

Acing every assignment; every test,

living without a moment of rest.

In an ideal world, the system is perfect.

In an ideal world, the sacrifice is worth it.

Time is better spent growing as a person

than studying for tests to determine

whether or not you fit their version

of “intelligent.”

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