At dawn, I lay awake, asking myself, and then God, “Is this how my life will be?

You see, I can’t seem to do anything right. Nothing works out for me. I know how failure feels like, I know rejection and how it is to be looked down on. I just want to do something for myself. I don’t want to be dependent on anybody anymore. I’m hopeless, yet strong, but somehow not strong enough.

My friend once said that we should go to sleep and never wake up again. We were facing so many issues, including people who practiced witchcraft. I think it just all became too much at one point in our lives. But still we pushed, we persevered. We should push forward and help one another.

In most cases we are alone because people refuse to understand. They say we’re not like them, that we’re lazy. They say we don’t want to work hard. They speak for us in public spaces, pretending to care. Those who are with us and speak for us only want popularity, followers. They have forgotten and I don’t blame them. Maybe all the fame went to their head and they simply forgot who they are and what they stand for.

We’ve entrusted them to change our lives, but this strategy is definitely not working for us. So I think it’s time we take back our power. We have reminded them so many times not to forget us and now it’s time for a reminder.

It seems that I have forgotten who I am and what I want to be. I’ll remind myself by looking back at my dreams and goals of when I was younger and not corrupted by this world. I refuse to give them my hope and power. I absolutely refuse.


Tell us: Do you think that young people have lost their power? If so, how do you think they can take it back?