I Don't Want To Grow Up

June 1, 2009
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I wish I were Peter Pan,
So I could fly away to Neverland.
I could eat and eat and never gain;
if I hurt myself, I'd go through no pain.
I could soar the world and outer space.
I could be part of a pirate chase.
I'd tell stories to the group,
’cause lost boys are part of my troupe.
I would have stayed a kid forever.
If someone told me “grow,” I’d never.
I would live forever and ever in Neverland.

Now I am older, but I know that it’s fine.
Since I’m still a kid, I have some time.
Someday I hope to fly away,
and from Neverland I shall return for just one day,
To say goodbye to all I know,
for Neverland is for those who can crow.
And though I can't crow yet, I too will learn,
’cause I must since from there I shall never return.

To those who'll miss me, you should try some day.
Just think happy thoughts and fly away!
Past the stars that day you'll see,
Neverland is the happiest place to be!

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HIGGmoney said...
today at 3:18 am
I love this!! This makes me not want to stop growing up :(
DreamersJourney said...
Nov. 6, 2014 at 3:06 pm
Your work displays amazing dreams. I love your creativity:) your writing is so smooth to read!
LoveLostNeverFound said...
Sept. 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm
very creative and very unique! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!! KEEP IT UP!!!  
sarah98 said...
Apr. 27, 2013 at 8:46 pm
cuuuuuute! ive got a small obsession with peter pan, and you just made my day!!!
HeavenCooley said...
Apr. 5, 2013 at 9:18 am
I love this poem!
PrincessSparkleStar said...
Oct. 31, 2012 at 3:32 pm
Please would you check out my poem? TeenInk.com/poetry/ballad/article/499252/Take-a-Chance/
PrincessSparkleStar said...
Oct. 31, 2012 at 3:32 pm
I love this!! Was having a bad day and it just cheered me up!! :)
paigeforeman This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 30, 2011 at 12:13 am
Awesome poem! I can relate as well. I don't want to grow up, whaaaaahh...
kayllaax3 said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 12:36 pm
I liked this Limerick because of the Simile when it says"I wish I were Peter Pan, So I could fly away to Neverland."
lynsp said...
Apr. 4, 2011 at 3:02 pm
great work keep it up <3
GreenLover said...
Oct. 14, 2010 at 10:09 am
very creative i like the way it rhymes! keep it up.
GianPà said...
Jul. 8, 2010 at 11:40 pm

Congrats! Your poem does rock!

I also wish I were Peter Pan!^^



juliannaa said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm
aww, this is so cute! i really liked that you used Neverland, 'cause Peter Pan is one of my favorite movies! i really enjoyed reading this! :) keep writing!
dreamer_believer said...
Sept. 5, 2009 at 5:54 pm
i love the innocence of this. i have often wanted to fly away to neverland, but i have never been smart enough to put it into a poem. this is just a great piece. it holds to much truth, it's rhythmic, and i think so many people can relate to it :) i love it! check out some of my work too. and i'm looking forward to more work from you! 5 stars :)
shadowsandwords replied...
Mar. 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm
Hi! I'm new to this website, but I've been trying to search around and read everyone's work. I can't figure out how to view specific people's writing, though! I'd love to check yours out. Could you tell me how?
monkey23 replied...
Aug. 18, 2011 at 12:07 am
thats amazing it made mw want to be like 5 again and go to neverland :) good job
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