I See no Reason to Grow Up

The back porch has taken on a new look, much like a picture out of a book. Perhaps, a photo on a postcard will do, just from me and just for you. The tree was once fragile and frail, it’s limbs thin as a rail. But now it’s happy as a lark, so showy it belongs in a park. Its buds are blushing a lovely pink hue, just for me and just for you. Sipping iced coffee, laced with mint, I noticed the tree seemed to say “I’m beautiful, can’t you see?”, reaching out just for you and just for me.

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“Another belief of mine:
that everyone else my age is an adult,
whereas I am in disguise.”-Margaret Atwood

Dear Margaret Atwood,

I am just like you

my years of being young were too few

I see no reason to grow up

double up the java in my cup

See, my gait has an added zing

I feel like a sweet young thing

I find life similar to a dance

the feeling of youth becomes enhanced

My performance on the stage

will never reveal my age

For me to be me

I must conceal my identity

Chronologically, I may be old

but let the truth be told

I see no reason to grow up

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“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” ― Maya Angelou

19 thoughts on “I See no Reason to Grow Up

  1. Mark Twain said” Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. You illustrate this perfectly in your poem. I have never done a challenge. I plan to do your Tuesday Chatter some week but I’m not really sure how it works. Is there a theme or prompt, etc? Hi to Amanda


      1. I am not sure. We live in an apartment complex and no one seems to know what it is. It looks like a type of Locust tree – perhaps a Black Locust tree. It has pods.

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