13 or 31?

Sometimes it can be hard to tell

If I'm 13 

Or am I 31?

Why are three kids my responsibility?

Why am I the one working my ass off?

I rush around every day

Trying my hardest to please everyone

They come first

I'm low priority

But in the end

I still fail everyone, 

Because I don't have 

The physical

And mental


Required to do everything

In order to please people.

I don't feel in control

And before I realize it, 

I've been made into an adult

I've grown up too fast

And I can never go back.

  • Author: DepressedMess24 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 6th, 2021 18:31
  • Comment from author about the poem: I often find myself taking care of everyone, never leaving time for myself
  • Category: Family
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  • Lorna

    Sounds a bit miserable for a 13 year old to cope with. In the end you'll find you can do it and you will become very strong which will serve you well later. In the meantime, keep writing and we'll listen little one.

  • IamUnicorn

    You described my life. Honestly, it was only 2 kids I had to care for. I woke up in the morning and would work until I went to bed. I wasn't even allowed to go to bed until about 2 am just to get everything done. Then it was up at 6am. 😔

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