what it feels like

A Poem By Madeline // 5/5/2017

What does it feel like
to grow up
I say
what does it feel like
to grow
What does it feel like
to call your brother on the phone
and talk about life
and somehow just know
that's what it'll feel like
when we're all moved and grown
and I'll remember what it felt like
those many years ago.

It's a simple taste
this adulthood
a silver spoon
There are things you can take
and things you can leave
friends you embrace
and ones you don't need
and still keep.

It's harsh it's
the most thrilling
it's still youth
it's still
and it's still me
I say to them
it's still Me.

Grown-up, indeed
but yesterday I laid
on my bed, played
these videos I loved to watch
when I was fourteen.


This is so light and sweet,

This is so light and sweet, especially the last stanza. You captured the feeling of excitement when looking toward the future while also retaining a sense of youthful innocence very well. Great job!

Erin | Fri, 05/05/2017

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

Ahh, sweet nostalgia, mixed

Ahh, sweet nostalgia, mixed with curiosity of this new adventure before us as adults . . . you're a really good poet, Madeline. (It's so weird not calling you Homey anymore, lol). And yes, I always enjoy rewatching movies I loved as a kid. : )

Hannah D. | Thu, 05/11/2017

"Reason itself is a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all." - G. K. Chesterton


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