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When You're Young

May 20, 2012
By KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

When you’re a little kid
you use big numbers because you think
the sky’s the limit
Once you’re older,
reality limits you
When you are young,
your nightmares involve the Bogeyman or the Grouch,
that secret, invisible monster lurking under your bed
but once you grow up,
you fear rape, violence, death
When you’re young, you toddle after your family,
happy to have someone to follow
when you get older, you follow and lead,
loving individuality and conformity
When you’re young,
you think nobody can stop you
when you’re older, somebody does
When you’re young,
you have what others tell you
but after you grow up,
you have your thoughts
and imagination
When you're young,
you think you're always right
As you get older,
you realize nobody is
and sometimes,
that's enough

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on Jun. 10 2012 at 11:43 am
eliana_anastasia11 SILVER, Naperville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Don’t shine so others can see you. Shine so that, through you, others can see Him."

I really like this poem, you capture the perfect moments of when we are young and when we grow up! Check out some of my poetry please:)