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Being a Kid

May 19, 2009
By awesomeaugust GOLD, Boston, Massachusetts
awesomeaugust GOLD, Boston, Massachusetts
10 articles 0 photos 176 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground"
~Theordore Roosevelt

Crying because of the toe in my sock
Laughing ten seconds later
Being too blunt for my own good
Fibbing left and right
“I didn't take the cookie!”
The cookie in my hand
Throwing a tantrum when it's time to go to bed
Dead asleep in a matter of minutes

Growing up-
They say it happens
But why then are there days when
I feel two and four and six?
Why are there days when
I feel like crying
For no apparent reason
Days when I need to be tucked in
And sung a familiar tune
I'm growing up, so they say
But sometimes
I feel like I'm growing down

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This article has 26 comments.

Sophia said...
on Feb. 11 2014 at 3:24 pm
Hello! I'm entering a large group speech contest this month, and I was wondering if I could have permission to read your poem? My topic is childhood and growing up, and I think this would be perfect. I can be sure to credit you with your name if you're interested. Let me know!  Sophia 

on Nov. 1 2012 at 2:07 pm
ChobaniLuvinPenguin PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
29 articles 0 photos 85 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well."
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

This poem is so cute and so touching! Great job! I love it! You picked out just the right details to include in the first stanza! Not only do they make the reader laugh, but many of us can relate to them. In addition, the second stanza is phrased nicely and is moving, especially the last two lines.

on May. 19 2010 at 8:34 am
StrongerThenBefore, Somerset, New Jersey
0 articles 2 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
Look into my eyes and tell me if this is the real me.

i completely agree with the last two verses. describes me perfectly.

on Apr. 17 2010 at 9:21 am
awesomeaugust GOLD, Boston, Massachusetts
10 articles 0 photos 176 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground"
~Theordore Roosevelt

Thanks so much for all of the feedback! I've been lagging in reading all of your work and commenting, but I plan to look at it very, very soon! Thanks again,


on Feb. 12 2010 at 3:56 pm
loveibanez BRONZE, Maumee, Ohio
4 articles 1 photo 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!" -Ben Franklin

sharp, fresh, and so, so true. You put it perfectly and I loved it!

Sunshineyday said...
on Nov. 21 2009 at 2:55 pm
I can really relate to this. as the youngest in my family, I have to 'grow up' last. I stand pretty much alone in age, even though i'm only four years behind the second-to-last sibling, It's like I'm in a whole nother age realm. I feel like this sometimes. good job, and I usually don't give non-ryhming poems the time of day, but this was nice.

on Nov. 17 2009 at 7:26 pm
unbelievable GOLD, St. Louis, Missouri
15 articles 0 photos 8 comments
This was really good....seriously....great! keep writing. i loved it :)

Jaquie BRONZE said...
on Nov. 16 2009 at 6:42 am
Jaquie BRONZE, West Palm Beach, Florida
3 articles 0 photos 407 comments

Favorite Quote:
This is certainly one of my favorites: "I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes." -2 Samuel 6:22

Incredible... I can relate so much to this.

Sar27 SILVER said...
on Nov. 11 2009 at 4:58 pm
Sar27 SILVER, Saint Charles, Illinois
5 articles 0 photos 14 comments
the second stanza was fantastic

Yoodle15 said...
on Nov. 11 2009 at 10:19 am
I <3 the phrase "I feel like growing down". Great poem about the nostalgia of growing up =)

Hallow SILVER said...
on Nov. 10 2009 at 9:18 pm
Hallow SILVER, Peru, Indiana
6 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
Most people don't know how they're gonna feel from one moment to the next, but a dope fiend has a pretty good idea. They just look at the labels on the little bottles.

Nostalgia bomb for sure. I love it. Give Bright Eyes a listen.

on Aug. 28 2009 at 10:27 pm
Hope_Princess BRONZE, Hebron, New Hampshire
4 articles 4 photos 376 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible."

This is such a cute poem and remind me of the good ole days. I especially loved the part where the kid is holding the cookie and saying he didn't have the cookie. I did that too many times to count.

EdytD SILVER said...
on Aug. 25 2009 at 11:22 pm
EdytD SILVER, Livingston, New Jersey
6 articles 0 photos 258 comments
Fabulous! I loved that last line - I definitely feel the same way often! Grea graphic imagery, and a strong topic that many can relate to. On the second paragraph, though, you could add some images of an older child, still acting like a younger one - images of a tantrum, of tears, of the cozy bedcovers.

Jennax3 SILVER said...
on Aug. 23 2009 at 3:37 pm
Jennax3 SILVER, Palos Verdes Estates, California
6 articles 0 photos 113 comments
Interesting concept! Well written, too. I agree with whoever said it should be called "Growing Down." It's more mysterious :] Amazing job!

on Aug. 22 2009 at 11:54 pm
awesomeaugust GOLD, Boston, Massachusetts
10 articles 0 photos 176 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground"
~Theordore Roosevelt

Hi, (from the author) thank you everyone for your comments- I really appreciate them.I've really enjoyed looking at your writing as well (I hope I've commented on everyone's). Thank you also to lizzyd310- I really like "growing down" better as a title- wish I'd thought of it! :)

on Aug. 8 2009 at 2:16 am
edubois4 BRONZE, Port Neches, Texas
3 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
All great adventures require some risks.

WOW nice job...I'm really impressed by this. I'm amazed that your work isn't published. By the way, just a word of advice..maybe the poem could be called growning down? its a less obvious title. Don't give up you really have talent

on Jul. 24 2009 at 11:20 am
SnehaChatterjee PLATINUM, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Other
45 articles 2 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
Two roads diverged in the woods and I,
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference

Hi! this one's also very amazing n unique!!!...n plz can u tell me wht u think of my poems....well no that was just an article I tried 2 write in a different way n so I thought that it wudn't come under the poetry section...anyways, thank u.

LIKEwhoaa GOLD said...
on Jul. 22 2009 at 4:12 pm
LIKEwhoaa GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
13 articles 0 photos 126 comments

Favorite Quote:
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-Charles DuBois

:)awww, thats really cute, ive always thought about that but never known how to express it, you did it perfectly GREAT job


iWrite GOLD said...
on Jul. 3 2009 at 3:10 am
iWrite GOLD, Oneonta, New York
13 articles 5 photos 6 comments
Very nice =D I like it. I wish I were a kid again, Being a senior in high school is going to suck lol

E.Lee GOLD said...
on Jun. 19 2009 at 4:22 pm
E.Lee GOLD, Akron, Ohio
15 articles 0 photos 168 comments
i loveee it! you commented mine, so i wanted to see some of yours. its really good:)