Time flies, everything has changed.

Yesterday,  I was 12

Wondering how the outside world looks alike

All I can see is the beauty of life

Bunch of friends with honest intention

We laughed and played without hesitation

The words of ‘enemy’ and ‘betrayal’ were not exist

Not a single thing I need to worry

I don’t even have to say sorry

Dad at my back, mum on my side

Nothing can beat me

No one can touch me


Suddenly I’m 21

Walking alone in the sea of crowd

Calling my buddies out loud

I don’t know where they’re hiding

I was raised to be strong

Still, pillow thoughts hit every night

Unwanted nightmares holding me tight


Friends are not friends anymore

Taken for granted even more

Couldn’t cry to my dad’s shoulders

For now he leans on my shoulder

Couldn’t run to my mum’s arms

For now she naps in my arms

At least, they stay when the whole world is leaving me


Just for once

Bring me back to the old good days.


Submitted: March 14, 2019

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Melancholic Wisdom

Such an emotional and nostalgic poem, the imagery was amazing. Also a nice touch for me was starting at 12 and ending at 21. Just for me it's interesting how the numbers of the age flips as you describe taking care of your parents as you get older and everything with that role reversal. Well done!

Thu, March 14th, 2019 10:52pm


I'm really inspired and touched with your poem. The reality of adulting is scary but we gotta live btw.

Mon, April 15th, 2019 4:29pm


Everything can change. Thus, I know the poet's feeling in this poem.

Mon, April 15th, 2019 4:30pm

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