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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19 replies

  1. I’m with you: I always planned to mature disgracefully!

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  2. 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


  3. You are a sweet young thang girl 🙂 The backyard is really blooming nicely.
    Lest I forget, I am hosting an online brunch party this weekend.

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  4. I love that picture and the poem! what pretty flowers and tree! lovely

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  5. If we knew what was in store for us once we become adults; we would have treasured every moment of childhood…..


  6. Being an adult is over rated but, I do like that my growing up is done. I like your poem thanks for sharing with In Other Words.

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  7. I was looking for your pingback but the link you have is going to a “page not found” Here’s the link

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  8. I love this! I so agree that we can be grown and still find pleasure in being childlike and loving life! Grown up doesn’t have to mean growing hard to the beauty and joy in the world!

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