Still Young

A Poem By Madeline // 11/26/2014

I like myself the
Way I am
I wouldn't want to be any
Different
I don't think
I mean
How could I know?
I'm still young
Still naive
Still afraid
Of anything
That threatens my sense of
Security
But I don't want to be established
Just yet
I like the teetering uncertainty of
Where I go and
Who I'll be
I'll watch it unfold
Tenderly
I've done so much but
Not enough
For me
I never want it to be
One and done
But maybe that's because
Possibly since
I am still young

Comments

This is wonderful! You really

This is wonderful! You really captured that sense of teetering apprehension that comes with knowing that you're growing up, but not ready yet.

Erin | Wed, 11/26/2014

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Ditto to Erin! This was my

Ditto to Erin! This was my favorite part:
Still naive
Still afraid
Of anything
That threatens my sense of
Security
Just wonderful! Although I can't say that that is where I am now, even if I am younger than y'all. :) but that was were I was a couple of years ago, and you captured the feeling perfectly.
God bless!

Damaris Ann | Wed, 11/26/2014

"It is the small temptations which undermine integrity unless we watch and pray and never think them too trivial to be resisted."
-Luisa May Alcott

I can relate. Not with all of

I can relate. Not with all of this, but very much with not being ready to grow up, probably because I feel immature. But yet I'm glad I can say I am not afraid of growing up - (I just sometimes wish to stay young) because Jesus guides me. Good job - liked the rhythm and how "I am still young". It felt like a music piece where the intensity rises and then ends as if it jumped off a cliff with "I am still young". If that makes sense.

Lucy Anne | Wed, 11/26/2014

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hey, guys! Thank you for your

Hey, guys! Thank you for your comments! :) I'm glad you all felt you could relate at some point. For me, this poem was more about embracing your age more than anything--feeling comfortable in your own skin. It may have seemed a poem based around fear of growing up, but my interpretation was the opposite. I think of this as a poem of liberation--kind of accepting that there are things that scare me, but I'm going to do it anyway, because I'm confident that I can manage, though I don't know anything, because I'm 'still young' (hardy-har-har, PUN!). And how I kind of never want to feel completely satisfied, if that makes sense. I mean, of course I do, but I always want to have something to work towards.

Madeline | Sat, 11/29/2014

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

With that interpretation it

With that interpretation it is TOTALLY relatable.
A good point.

Damaris Ann | Sat, 11/29/2014

"It is the small temptations which undermine integrity unless we watch and pray and never think them too trivial to be resisted."
-Luisa May Alcott

This is so lovely and your

This is so lovely and your comment also helped ;). I felt the liberation in this poem, and it's inspiring to be liberated from the fears of aging! I really like it! Very well done!

Kassady | Sat, 11/29/2014

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
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Write On!

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