From Adolescence to Animosity

By , Tamaroa, IL
I asked my dad if I could jump.

“No you might fall down and not get back up.”

I asked my dad if I could fly.

“No you might get hurt if you try.”

I asked my dad if I could swim.

“No you might drown, and I’ll never see you again.”

Now I’m grown up and on my own.

My heart is bitter and turned to stone.

I tried to jump and now I’m down,

Can’t even pick myself off of the ground.

Daddy tried to protect me from all that was bad.

Now I’m just a child and irrevocably sad.

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