Growth

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic


Born at your feet,

You picked me from the ground

Like the beautiful flower I was,

Held me until I didn’t hear a sound. 

 

At your knees

With your help I stood on my own,

First taste of freedom 

First taste of being a man of my own. 

 

Grew to your chest

You showed me how to have taste. 

Love a woman with all your might,

Show her how you’ll always be by her side. 

 

As I grew, 

So did the expectations. 

I could no longer give in to my inner sensations. 

 

You showed me how to get through it 

Tough days were on their way 

But I knew exactly how to play. 

 

Now I see eye to eye

And I feel so ready to fly. 

I open my wings without fear

Knowing if a fateful night shall allow me to fall, you’d be here. 

 

One day I’ll take the faithful leap of 

Picking up a boy and turning him to a man. 

I’ll let him know that life is just trails in the sand. 

 

I’ll teach him the lessons you taught me, 

I know he’ll be a man

And it’s all because of the way you taught me.

 


Submitted: November 02, 2020

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Ann Sepino

This is so beautiful! And for some reason, it reminds me of the song 'I'm Still Here' from Treasure Planet. I like this poem a lot.

Tue, November 3rd, 2020 2:18am

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Thank you so much! It does have that kind of declaring of the self vibe like 'I'm Still Here' does!

Tue, November 3rd, 2020 9:02am

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