Big Kids Don't Pout

January 27, 2009
Thinking hard day and night
About things we don't understand.
We carry out the tough actions
Of our elders' unknown plan.

We always crave acceptance.
We want to be wanted.
We beat ourselves up over mistakes
By which our dreams are haunted.

Challenges around all corners,
Everything seems so hard.
Freedoms are always taken away,
And windows are always barred.

Hair and teeth so perfect,
Blemishes never seen.
We live by these expectations
Like some sort of crazy routine.

Friend, foe family-
Everyone's got a label.
We're supposed to act maturely,
But sometimes just aren't able.

Everything is so different-
Changes inside and out.
Nobody's ever got sympathy.
They just say, "Big kids don't pout."

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Katie.T. said...
Jan. 16, 2010 at 9:49 pm
I love it. Such a cute poem yet so, so true!
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