Saturday, January 7, 2012

Growing Up

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They tell you to grow up
As if that alone could make you invincible
They speak of adulthood
As if it alone brought freedom
And you spend your life thinking
That a number means so much more

But I have come to realize
Growing up means fighting harder battles
And no, you're not invincible
Adulthood, 18, 21
Is just a number if you
 Never learned how to be free inside


Harshad mehta said...

True, age is just a number. It doesn't make one wiser. Wisdom comes with inner peace, inner freedom.

Well put in words.

Ramesh Sood said...

I like the way you have put it.. very nice.. thanks..

I am here

PremI said...

True.Growing up Within can only make one Invincible!

Nicely put in words.

Kenia Cris said...

Been telling the same thing to students who come to me with teenage problmes thinking adulthood will mean everything is fine.

Beautiful poem. <3

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Isn't this the truth. Very well said. Numbers are nothing.

Sandra said...

so true....deep nice!

Kim Nelson said...

Just a number... you are right. My view? As the numbers get larger, wisdom and personal evolution advance, if we are living an attentive life.

booguloo said...

After 57 years I have to agree with Kim. But I also agree that the battles can seem overwhelming.

Paul Tobin said...

I like the twist at the end. Interesting poem.

Paul Tobin said...

I like the twist at the end, it makes your point well.

Adura Ojo said...

This is really powerful and so well put across too. I like the way you weaved such a powerful message around the "age is just a number" adage.