Twenty Years

May 17, 2012
Ten years ago I was only ten,
And if you think ten years changes you
From a child to an adult,
Then you haven’t lived long enough.
Five years ago I was only fifteen,
Confused and trying to find my way,
And if you think five years is long enough
To figure everything out,
Then you certainly have not lived long enough.
Two years ago I was only eighteen,
Being sent into the world with music and fanfare,
Watching the world open under my feet,
And if you think two years is enough
To conquer the whole world,
Then you surely haven’t lived long enough.
Today I am only twenty,
And in twenty years time a lot has changed.
Yet I am still that ten year old child,
Eyes wide and heart open.
I am still that fifteen year old girl,
Nervous and scared and finding her way.
I am still that eighteen year old graduate,
On the cusp of freedom,
Reaching for something more.
But at twenty years old,
I know that I still haven’t lived long enough.

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realbeautifulheart said...
May 30, 2012 at 9:22 pm
Love it. As a reader, I can see your easy way with words and the way you portray your message of place in the world is entertaining. As a writer, I can see your honesty and confidence at what life holds before you. Good idea and theme. As always, keep writing :)
Josika.Nav said...
May 22, 2012 at 6:19 am
hey! i like the whole idea and theme of the poem. it send a very sensible message . i also like the last part where you talk about the different feelings felt at different ages. great work and keep writing :D
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