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Being a Kid

Crying because of the toe in my sock
Laughing ten seconds later
Being too blunt for my own good
Fibbing left and right
“I didn't take the cookie!”
The cookie in my hand
Throwing a tantrum when it's time to go to bed
Dead asleep in a matter of minutes

Growing up-
They say it happens
But why then are there days when
I feel two and four and six?
Why are there days when
I feel like crying
For no apparent reason
Days when I need to be tucked in
And sung a familiar tune
I'm growing up, so they say
But sometimes
I feel like I'm growing down



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PK4evr This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 17, 2009 at 6:48 pm
Yupyup! Soooooo true. :). Thanks for your comment on my pimples LOL
 
Abigail_W said...
Jun. 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm
I think everyone can relate to this! I wish I could be a little kid again . . . especially the part about tracking mud into the house and not getting yelled at. Sigh.
 
amyxu said...
Jun. 12, 2009 at 1:07 am
This is so true!!!! I love all the memories it brings back. Nice work!
 
Xx_kishka_xX said...
Jun. 10, 2009 at 9:30 pm
You commented on my story Anna.. thanks I'll work on that lol =]

Good poem by the way, I feel the same way some times.
 
Griffinwing said...
Jun. 3, 2009 at 10:15 pm
I feel the same way. Good job.
 
Jaquie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 22, 2009 at 12:51 am
Wow. That was amazing. I makes me want to hold onto this age for as long as I can. Keep writing.
God bless,
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