Poetry

Adulthood

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As
a child
I dreamt of
growing up to be
an adult, because
it meant:
Freedom

Nobody
tells me
what to do;
My very own place,
A career too;
It meant:
Control

How deluded was I,
Now, into adulthood,
It means:
Responsibility

(c) Sanch – Living my Imperfect Life


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Until next time,

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11 Comments

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    Tina
    December 4, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Yeah, nobody mentioned things like rent, and taxes, and child care when they were discussing adulthood. Big meanies!

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    Nibha
    December 4, 2014 at 3:18 am

    So true! Exactly Adulthood held two totally different meanings, one when we were child and the one when are an adult!
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    Susan Shuman
    December 4, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Yep! Growing up is certainly not as glamorous as we anticipated. Good write!
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    JK
    December 4, 2014 at 6:08 am

    Exactly.

    I retired from adulthood and gave myself a lifetime vacation on social security. My doctors told me reduced stress from having to work was the best medicine.

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    momtheobscure
    December 4, 2014 at 6:21 am

    You capture it well! How little we realize it until it’s too late to turn back! But better this way then the alternative don’t you think?

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    Shannon
    December 4, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Boy howdy, this is incredibly relatable. Of course, had they told me then I doubt that I would have heard it.
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    that cynking feeling
    December 4, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    A coworker’s son is eager to move out of the house and be on his own. It sounds lovely at that age, right?
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    theinnerzone
    December 4, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    With great power, comes great responsibility. Ahh, not so much power but responsibility for sure! Great write.

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    Ankita
    December 4, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    how true! nice 🙂

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    J.Gi Federizo
    December 4, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Kids are mostly deluded. Then they get frustrated and say, “This is not how I imagined things would be!”
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    vishalbheeroo
    December 8, 2014 at 12:56 am

    U hit the right nail. Childhood remains the most beautiful phase in life where er experience in innocence while adulthood snatches the real us.
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