• Child •

The simplicity of being a child
Contentment and joy of it all.
No worry, just happy
No fear of life,
Just death itself.

"Want to grow up!"
They shout all at once.
No, just go and play!

Do not grow up
You will find creeks and critters no longer a comfort,
But a fading memory.
Rides on a golf cart no longer bring a joy.
Oh no, not without a sip or two.

Perhaps a ride down the road?
A curving blur of pavement.
To the pond where you found a toad?

It's nothing more then a ride of anxiety
And eyes welled up with tears,
Threatening to escape the barricades which are your eyelids
Squinted up. Oh no, don't grow up.

A gaping hole inside your chest, which your heart lies
Clutching onto crumbled drawings
That once hung on a fridge door.
Tear stained memories,
All the heart has to hold onto.
Do not grow up. Oh no, do not grow up..

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2 years ago
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This is such a well written poem with a very powerful message! :)

2 years ago
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Aaaa thank you all!! 🐱

2 years ago
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Good job Lexi i realy liked it.

2 years ago
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Amazing

2 years ago
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Nevermind this wasn't nice it was great

2 years ago
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Thank you Dylan, yours was really great too!

2 years ago
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LOVE LOVE LOVE this

2 years ago
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THANK YOU EHEHE

2 years ago
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I love this poem good job

2 years ago
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Thank you so much!