I wrote this poem with having the perspective from a college student's life away from home. I wanted to explain that college is not all sunshine and rainbows. You will be on an emotional rollercoaster. You need how to manage your time wisely. You have to make sure you keep yourself physically, emotionally, and mentally healthy. Self-care is very important. In order to get through day by day, you need to make sure that you are okay. This poem is to those that have yet to see into the future. A bright future is ahead for you, but you have to take the right path to get there.
My Corona bottle dinging.
College be a stressor,
So let me get that extension professor.
I don't mean to be the aggressor,
but I'm making sure that I'm the successor.
This journey has been tiring
But somehow I keep on smiling.
My might keeps on fighting
But I feel like I'm dying.
I hope the world is prepared for me
Because these stacks are a guarantee
Please tell me you disagree
So I can roll up with my black Maserati.
I can do it, mama.
I am done with the drama.
I can get those commas
And do it for you and papa.
To those who are struggling through college, you are not alone. You can make it till the end! You will get to walk the stage, and claim yourself a graduate. However, you need to work hard and truly give it your all. If you want to be successful, you are going to find your fire. You need to find the passion that you have to be successful. Success will never come to you if you are waiting for it to just happen. Lastly, be real with yourself. If you know you are struggling and you have the resources for help, help yourself before it is too late.