When I was young.

I thought, that I can be, and I will be,

whoever I wanted to be.

However, slowly and indisputably..

When I got older,

I thought, that I will be, only who I can be,

only whoever they wanted me to be.

Such is life,

and life is tough.

It’s a strife,

and it’s a bluff.

It’s like a knife,

or like a cuff.

It blinds,

it binds,

I’m resigned,

to life unkind.

Such is life.

Unknown when I was young.