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I Don't Want To Grow Up

June 1, 2009
By Adriana Yedidsion BRONZE, La Jolla, California
Adriana Yedidsion BRONZE, La Jolla, California
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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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on Jan. 26 2018 at 3:18 am
HIGGmoney SILVER, Bloomington, Minnesota
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I love this!! This makes me not want to stop growing up :(

on Nov. 6 2014 at 3:06 pm
DreamersJourney SILVER, Old Massett, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"The best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."
"Decide to have an attitude of gratitude, you can become bitter or better."
"beYOUtiful, everyone else is taken."

Your work displays amazing dreams. I love your creativity:) your writing is so smooth to read!

on Sep. 11 2013 at 12:30 pm
LoveLostNeverFound GOLD, Freeland, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
My scars don't lead me in the path that I'm headed, they simply remind me of where I've been.

very creative and very unique! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!! KEEP IT UP!!!  

sarah98 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 27 2013 at 8:46 pm
sarah98 BRONZE, Holyoke, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to write for yourself and have no audience than write for your audience and have no self.

cuuuuuute! ive got a small obsession with peter pan, and you just made my day!!!

on Apr. 5 2013 at 9:18 am
HeavenCooley GOLD, Stillwater, Oklahoma
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I love this poem!

on Oct. 31 2012 at 3:32 pm
PrincessSparkleStar BRONZE, Michigan
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Please would you check out my poem? TeenInk.com/poetry/ballad/article/499252/Take-a-Chance/

on Oct. 31 2012 at 3:32 pm
PrincessSparkleStar BRONZE, Michigan
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I love this!! Was having a bad day and it just cheered me up!! :)

on Aug. 18 2011 at 12:07 am
monkey23 BRONZE, Mission, Other
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thats amazing it made mw want to be like 5 again and go to neverland :) good job

on Apr. 30 2011 at 12:13 am
paigeforeman GOLD, Washington, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible!"-Walt Disney
"It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years."- Abraham Lincoln
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."-Gandhi
"The truth is out there."-The X-Files

Awesome poem! I can relate as well. I don't want to grow up, whaaaaahh...

kayllaax3 said...
on 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 SILVER said...
on Apr. 4 2011 at 3:02 pm
lynsp SILVER, Drummonds Tn, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
God knows me better than I know myself . true datt

great work keep it up <3

on Mar. 13 2011 at 4:37 pm
shadowsandwords SILVER, Wayne, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"I can resist everything...except temptation"

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?

on Oct. 14 2010 at 10:09 am
GreenLover SILVER, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
Time is but a number

very creative i like the way it rhymes! keep it up.

GianPà said...
on Jul. 8 2010 at 11:40 pm

Congrats! Your poem does rock!

I also wish I were Peter Pan!^^



juliannaa said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 12:21 pm
juliannaa, Saugus, Massachusetts
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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!

on Sep. 5 2009 at 5:54 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

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 :)