The Exceptional Student

The Exceptional Student

A Poem by Julia Ledo

The amazingly above the non existent average

Look at me.
Im the amazingly above the non existent average
Look I'm the eighth person with a 4.1
How DO I do it?
Position: Full Time Student
I haven't worked a day in my Life
Worker bee worker bee
Ridiculous queen
Demanding dream
Millennial screams
Into the void
Because really what could be wrong?
When I got all the answers right?
Fight fight fight
Against the tide
Of everything is just alright
Its not enough
Its not okay
But dont you dare miss a day
You might do something with your time
Instead of follow all the lemmings
In their cliff dive
Some of them know how to swim
And I've never known how to drown.
But is that special?
Or just a necessary drive
If I want to keep my head above the water
And make it out alive
But waste waste waste the day
You don't get much of a life
You'll be glad for it when you're climbing the ladder
That has a big "no tresspassing" sign
But look! Look? Look at me?
Im the amazingly above the non existent average?
I have a 4.1
"You're just like everybody else"
"Sell yourself"
I've become well rounded
Because they cut corners
And while all my friends
Are wishing for the coroner
There's every outlet saying
"You've ruined everything"

© 2017 Julia Ledo

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yes, about what is good for all others is not necessarily good for us...and that stipulation, that stigma about grade point averages. Most employers don't pay much attention to's the hands on...can the person do the job or just read about it in books and take tests and write papers...
does it all transfer? that is what is important.

Posted 1 Year Ago

relatable. I just read a really interesting article that Generation X raised their kids with the same idea of economic prosperity that they themselves experienced when that really just doesn't exist anymore. SO like every millennial thinks they're special and while NOTHING is wrong in their life, it still doens't meet their expectations... Anyway, great write, as always, miss you bunches

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on March 8, 2017
Last Updated on March 8, 2017
Tags: Generation, millennial, education, commentary


Julia Ledo
Julia Ledo


I write sappy things, sentimental things, mushy love things, and sometimes I write good stuff. Eat your heart out tough guy more..

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