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25 April, 2011

CaPoWriMo 2.25

Write a poem as an apology letter to your 18-year-old self.

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Anonymous shrutanne said...

a poem as an apology letter to your 18-year old self

Dear Old Eighteen

Dear old eighteen

your naivety could not read

other people's minds

your trusting innocence believed

too much too quickly

your meekness could nor refuse

imposing demands and pompous exteriors

your receding backstage modesty

held you back from centrestage

you were ignorant

to the blunt point of dumbness

Uninitiated into this world

You were a stranger from foreign lands

perhaps you stepped off a rainbow.

But your heart was true, dear old eighteen

I will say so much for you

Courage enough to play the fool

and laugh at it afterwards

Idealistic and stubborn, you wanted

to keep the cake and eat it too

Youw ere the seed half a dozen years ago

that gave birth to me, to the last quarter

of my twenty four

Learning, skipping, sliding, falling

Cursing, aching, yearning, mourning

I look at you with amused nostalgia

Thank you for you, dear old eighteen

It ain't that I'm wiser

I've picked up a couple more years

on you baby, that's all.

I am still as true

a little less naive

and a lot more wicked.

06 May, 2011 18:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you created the carefree world
with the innocence and naivety
you lent me
I moved on to 'grow up'
only to discover that
life hit me
because as long as I was with you
it was pretty swell
In the material world,
you meant college
and its many lessons
Young, happy and ignorant
of the world's woes
you kept me wrapped up
safe and close
But I never said goodbye
to the time i shared with you
and you yourself
for being well, you.
I shall now
with a bow
Here is to being you
and living 'you'
and the years that follow you
are no match.
Because of all things that have gone right,
you were the best catch.

14 May, 2011 15:54  

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