When I Was Young

When I was young,
And spent my days in school,
I was of two minds:
One side the good student,
The other, his alter ego.

When I was young,
I was nobody’s fool,
Always right on time,
Doing what was prudent,
Simply just playing the zero.

When I was young,
I wasn’t seen as cool,
Kept myself in line,
Shirking peer’s influence,
Hiding my other self below.

When I was young,
And free of the school’s grip,
Then the other me,
Would come out of hiding,
To paint the town in shades of red.

When I was young,
My parents would have both flipped,
If ever they’d seen,
The monster me riding,
All devil may care, as they said.

When I was young,
Through the rules’ cracks I’d slip.
I wanted to be,
Nearer to the edging,
Never thinking I could be dead.

When I was young,
I had a place and time,
To be both of me.
But now I hide again,
The half that wants to rave and rend.

When I was young,
It wasn’t hard to find,
Moments to be free,
Of the shackles of sin,
And the morals that never bend.

No longer young,
My alter ego’s mind,
Fun as it may be,
Remains hidden again,
But always there until the end.

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Another Prompts for the Promptless from Rara that I couldn’t resist:

prompts for the promptless, rarasaur

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Alter Ego, in Latin, literally means “Second I” or “Second Self”.  It can refer to an opposite side to the personality within someone, or a counterpart like a trusted friend.

More info on the history of the Alter Ego, as well as alternate meanings here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alter_ego

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