Being a Kid

February 2, 2010
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Life is like sand in an hour glass,
We live it out as best as we can.
It seems the faster you grow up, the faster life fly's by.
We stumble each and everday,
Trying to better ourselves and our lifestyle,
Most importantly we search for that one thing that keeps us content,
Passes time, and keeps us from seeing our imperfection.
If we could only slow down time
To see the little things in life
We once took for granted,
It would make us see life
For what it should be,
An adventure.

I saw a toddler glisten with delight when a rainbow came into view after a rainy afternoon.
I saw a child jump for joy when he made his first basketball shot.
I've seen a warm smile from ear to ear,
In a child's eyes when his dad came home late from work.
All of this makes me feel like I've lost touch within myself.
I have long forgotten my childhood days when just being with the person that loved you
Was the only thing that made your day shine.
When trying to view a child's perspective on the world,
It makes you see you never really appreciated being a kid
Until it was too late.

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Ally25 said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm
Hey! THis was awsome! Keep writing I'd love to hear more!!
Paper*mate replied...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 4:24 pm
Thanks Ally 25 for the support, best luck to your writing too.
kressbe said...
Feb. 18, 2010 at 6:46 pm
It's hard to write a great poem using "you"- usually that is a big turn-off, but I think you did a fantastic job and I really enjoyed the poem!
imaginewhirrledpeas said...
Feb. 18, 2010 at 6:22 pm
I loved this :) Beautiful poem I love how it flows from one idea to the next
Painfully true, I miss childhood.....I can tell that you do too? Maybe?
pippie said...
Feb. 15, 2010 at 9:52 pm
This poem brought tears to my eyes with its perspective on life and the transition away from childhood. When one door closes (childhood) another one opens (adulthood).
TheWritician replied...
Feb. 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm
Its so true and simply fantastic. You get a five.
MizzImaginative replied...
Feb. 18, 2010 at 6:18 pm
Wow. I love this poem it's amazing and i couldn't stop reading it. I like how you show the innocent view on life as a child and how that changes as you grow older. it's been a pleasure reading your work keep writing ! :)
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