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Young & Old

They tell me that

I am too old to color outside the lines
But too young to draw my own
All I want is to make art
I am too old to drink out of juice boxes
But too young to drink out of beer bottles
All I want is to quench my thirst
I am too old to throw tantrums
But too young to stop caring
All I want is to feel
I am too old to be daddy’s princess
But too young to be a woman’s queen
All I want is to be someone’s royalty
I am too old to play house
But too young to own a home
All I want is somewhere to belong
I am too old to be silly
But too young to be stern
All I want is to know my own emotions
I am too old to be anyone I want
But too young to know who I am
All I want is to be myself
I am too old to have my head in the clouds
But too young to keep my feet on the ground
All I want is to keep moving
I am too old to be shy
But too young to be heard
All I want is to use my voice
I am too old to whine
But too young to protest
All I want is for people to listen
I am too old to sink
But too young to fly
All I want is to touch the world
But I do not care
What you tell me I can’t do
I guess that’s what I am old enough for




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