They told us to fly

but tied our wings behind our backs.


They told us to go

To chase our dreams

but trapped us with their chains


They told us to see what’s outside the box

but built an even larger one around it.


They told us we were free,

Told us we controlled our own thoughts

but while we slept they filled our minds


They promised they were for us

but the moment we let go

The moment we trusted them to catch us

they took a step back.


And we fell.


We all hit the ground,

We all broke


But with us broke the chains


We told them we would fly

told them we would soar


We told them we would chase

and we caught our dreams


We shattered their box


We opened our eyes


We turned from them

turned to us


We never fell again.