Where Have the Children Gone?

December 20, 2009
By Anonymous

Where have the children gone? You may think I am crazy, that I'm being a typical adult, but the word "child" seems to change in meaning every minute. When I was young... when I was young, it meant that when you were fourteen, you must come home at nine o' clock for bedtime, now fourteen is considered nearly an adult and capable of staying out 'til midnight at some sketchy club with no supervision. The adults and children must have woken up one day with their brains all addled. There are six year olds wearing mascara and twenty year olds freaking out in public. Now I ask you once again, where have the children gone?


The author's comments:
I’m not actually an adult, but I realize this piece is more effective if I tell it from the perspective of one.

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on Nov. 9 2011 at 6:37 pm
icingonthecake BRONZE, Riverside, California
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Right here. 17 and I'll never grow up. I still love my crayons and cookies :)

on Jan. 13 2010 at 5:36 am
sillyaardvarkabc BRONZE, Riverside, Connecticut
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well, if you click on my username, then you can find them

julia said...
on Jan. 12 2010 at 8:20 pm
good point! good idea to go from the adult point of view. <3 Keep on submitting to teenink! i wanna read them!

on Jan. 12 2010 at 8:09 pm
definitely! which ones are they?

on Jan. 12 2010 at 7:12 pm
sillyaardvarkabc BRONZE, Riverside, Connecticut
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Thanks! Can you look at my other work?

on Jan. 11 2010 at 2:58 pm
this is so true! i <3 your writing! of course continue!!

on Jan. 11 2010 at 2:21 pm
sillyaardvarkabc BRONZE, Riverside, Connecticut
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This is just a fragment, I don't know if I'll continue with it. Please comment! :)


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