The world is not a safe place.
It’s filled with rape culture and divorce
Its full of regrets and remorse
It’s filled with homelessness and poverty it’s filled with bullying and mockery
It’s filled with war and full of violence
And filled with the loudest unwanted silence
It’s filled with stigma and full of crime
And there are even unsafe places online
It’s filled with bad people, its so unsafe
And at night you definitely can’t walk home late
And there’s gangs and knife crime and countries with no education
But somewhere along the lines there must have been some complication
Because when I was 6, this didn’t exist
There was No sadness, no gangs, there were barely even guns
Except of course for the toy ones.
There was no fighting, no bullying, there was nothing online
All people were good and there was no crime.
There was no man begging on the street
There was no family struggling just to eat
I didn’t know that divorce was a thing
I didn’t know all good things came attached to a string
I didn’t know girls and boys didn’t get the same choice
I didn’t know your skin colour defined your voice.
Stigma didn’t come attached to anything
Rape wasn’t mentioned, life didn’t have a bitter sting.
Suddenly the world became a very scary place
Where everything moved at a super fast pace
Where we’re only shown the bad things
Like how the NHS has no resources
Or that there aren’t enough education courses.
We are told to have perspective and that there’s more good than bad
But when the news only presents bad things, it’s hard not to feel sad
And miss those days when i was 6,
When ignorance could still be bliss
But now the world is not a safe place
But i can’t change that, so i put on a brave face.