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By , Glen, MS
i used to play sailor moon
with a girl named judy.
i pretended i was a horse
with a girl named christina.
i kissed my first boy in kindergarten
because i was the mom and he was the dad
and that's what mommies and daddies do.
i fell in love with harrison ford
the first time i watched star wars
[but indiana jones sealed the deal]
once upon a time, i decided to give pink a chance
[the color not the singer]
that didn't last long.

now people think i'm grown up
but i paint my nails in yellows, blues, and greens
not the french manicures of a mature woman.
i still play with silly string
and dance with the rain pouring down on my face.
i still watch cartoons and listen to my music loud.
i do not inhibit my laughs, giggles, or snorts.
i pop bubbles as they float on by
and catch silly snowflakes on my tongue.

i want to tell my great-grandchildren that i have lived
but i know that even now
with a bucket list 10,000 pages long
and not one thing crossed off
that i could still say, i have lived
because i didn't grow up too fast.

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ZebraWithoutStripes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 30, 2011 at 3:46 pm

oh my gosh!

i freaking love this. :D

 
hisako said...
Mar. 30, 2011 at 5:43 am

that was AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
live-love-laugh said...
Jul. 4, 2010 at 3:42 pm
really good, kind of like those "rambling autobiographies".... reveals a lot and is insightful :-) 
 
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