Cris Bocock

The Lab School of Washington

Grade:

9

Hometown:

Reston, VA

Birthplace:

Virginia

Favorite Author or Book:

The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá

Dream for the Future:

I want to create art that means something to people

Inspirational Figure:

Chase Rose and Ruby Rose

Welcome To Society

Welcome. I’m your society

I hope you enjoy your stay

 

I want you to be yourself

Just as long as it fits my way

 

I don’t care about your lifestyle

It’s just preferred if you’re not gay

 

You can fall in love with anyone

As long as I approve

 

On the bright side I’ll let you have your opinions

But they must be shaped to my views

 

I can help you love your body

But not too much or I’ll tear you down

 

I love to bully you for everything

And then wonder why you frown

 

I’ll ask about your problems

But remember I really don’t care

 

Please trust me with your secrets

As I become your greatest nightmare

 

I’ll tell you you look beautiful

But that you shouldn’t make a sound

 

I’ll tell you you mean nothing

And then push you further down

 

I’ll push you to the edge of death

’Til you’re hanging with a frown

 

And I promise I’ll cry with the others

When you’re six feet underground

 

Welcome. I’m your society

I don’t try to deceive

 

But before I take you in please remember

There is only one way you can leave