Being a Kid

February 2, 2010
By PenWizard1 BRONZE, Sunnyside, Washington
PenWizard1 BRONZE, Sunnyside, Washington
3 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always strive for perfection."


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.


The author's comments:
What inspire me to write this poem was the reading i did of T.S. Eliot and E.E. Cummings. I wrote something from my heart, which had alot to do with being raised by my father. It helped me see the world in a different way.

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on Feb. 22 2010 at 4:24 pm
PenWizard1 BRONZE, Sunnyside, Washington
3 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always strive for perfection."

Thanks Ally 25 for the support, best luck to your writing too.

Paper*mate

Riley141 GOLD said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 3:42 pm
Riley141 GOLD, Yale, Michigan
13 articles 3 photos 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Always do right. This will gratifiy some people and astonish the rest." Mark Twain

Hey! THis was awsome! Keep writing I'd love to hear more!!

kressbe BRONZE said...
on Feb. 18 2010 at 6:46 pm
kressbe BRONZE, Mequon, Wisconsin
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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!

on Feb. 18 2010 at 6:22 pm
PunkRockLobster GOLD, Manhattan, Kansas
17 articles 4 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
Carpe diem quam minime credula postero (Seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future)
And if not now, when?

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?

on Feb. 18 2010 at 6:18 pm
MizzImaginative SILVER, London, Other
7 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be you... don't pretend to be someone else.

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 ! :)

on Feb. 17 2010 at 3:15 pm
TheOnlyWritician GOLD, Clermont, Florida
11 articles 0 photos 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
We loved with a love that was more than love. -Edgar Allen Poe

Its so true and simply fantastic. You get a five.

pippie said...
on 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).


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