May 20, 2011
By Madeline Oswiecimski BRONZE, Orland Park, Illinois
Madeline Oswiecimski BRONZE, Orland Park, Illinois
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Certainty is encumbering
When one is meant to be unsure
Just like I thought I wasn’t
When you told me I was yours.
Well, I don’t know how to say this,
But you were quite the bad intrusion
When you made me feel secure
In the midst of my confusion.
It was time to be impulsive,
Time for fun and adolescence.
But I had to be responsible,
Use compromise and acquiescence.
Nevertheless, you have my appreciation
For cutting short my childhood,
Along with its troubles and frustration.

The author's comments:
This piece was meant to expose the necessity in having time to develop as a person. That's what childhood is meant to be, in my opinion, and it was badly intruded upon when I became involved with someone who made me feel very restricted. Nevertheless, I grew up a lot during this period, and I decided in the end that I'm content with things having gone the way they went. The frustration of being a child has subsided since the unnamed one had entered my life, and was significantly less intense when he left it.

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