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While I am young
I search the world
To learn my lifelong lessons

While I am young
I pray the wind to breze me on my way.
To talk me in and out of trouble
To help me day to day

As i grow old I learn to love
To live a finished life
To live a beautiful existence
Without the pain and strife

As I grow old I stretch my limits
I stretch my heartstrings too
I stretch so high I reach the heavens.
I can touch the moon.

When I am old I see the world
I see the land so different
I see my world is changing
I choose to change with it.

When I am old I pray the wind
To help me till' the day
To lift my life upon the wind
To breeze me on my way.

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frozen_heart said...
Nov. 29, 2010 at 7:37 pm
i really liked your writing, i hope to see more
BAflower said...
Nov. 29, 2010 at 5:48 pm
WOW! I love the imagery in this! Great poem! :)
LuckyButterfly said...
Nov. 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm
It's a lovely poem, but (at the risk of sounding stupid) why is it called 'Butterfly'? Is it about a butterfly? It's just, as my 'name' suggests, butterflies are my personal symbol of luck and that's why I was attracted towards reading this piece...
sallyiamsallyiwillbe replied...
Nov. 28, 2010 at 12:55 pm
yes, when i am young its about a catipillar, then when i am old, its a buterfly...the butter flys talking about her self
LifesDifficultMoments replied...
Dec. 2, 2010 at 10:46 pm
Exactly, when it is a caterpillar it is learning the ways of the world changes the caterpillar does too. Into a butterfly, then when it grows old it leaves the same way it came ..,by nature.
starsandotherthings replied...
Dec. 8, 2010 at 7:32 pm
very well put buddy, hope to read more from u
LuckyButterfly replied...
Dec. 12, 2010 at 12:08 pm
Oh, OK, I can see it now. Thanks a lot :)
zhlenThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 26, 2010 at 10:15 am
this was amazing!
PoetikMuzyk said...
Nov. 25, 2010 at 9:34 pm
wonderful job...check out mine?
DaddiesDoodle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 24, 2010 at 2:10 pm
This was great!!!! Please check out my work too:)
Rulesofmyown said...
Nov. 24, 2010 at 10:51 am
this is nicely written:) check out my work if u can:) thanks...
Jaquie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 24, 2010 at 10:02 am
 I rather enjoyed this. There were some small typos/grammatical errors, but overall I really enjoyed this piece. Great job!
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