Once a boy, now a man

January 13, 2009
By Kaylan Heckman BRONZE, Oak Grove, Missouri
Kaylan Heckman BRONZE, Oak Grove, Missouri
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Once you were a boy and now you’re a man
Once a boy with scruffy blonde hair and bright, innocent blue eyes
Now a man with a black, greasy hair and cold, beady eyes
Once a boy with a ready-to-learn smile
Now a man with an evil grin of death
Once a boy with a gap in his front teeth
Now a man with teeth as yellow as a crayon
Once a boy with a bright future
Now a man with a road of death and wrongs
Once a boy with a small, but healthy body
Now a man with a lean, starving pole
Once a boy with the brightest of minds
Now a man with a cigarette in his mouth
Once a boy with a clear, cherub voice
Now a man with gruff, destroyed utter
Once a boy that was my brother
Ten years later
Now a man who’s a stranger
I wanted to say that I loved you
Now I will never have that chance

The author's comments:
I wrote this because many people know what it's like to have a loved one that was so sweet as a child with a bright future and then turned into the complete opposite of who that person grew up with. The sadness within the heart of those that have to sit there and watch that person ruin themselves and can't do anything about it. It tells from that person's perspective, not the person who's changing. It shows the pain of the side characters, not the main character.

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