grow up

What I Want To Be (when I grow up)

Now this is a tale I wish I'd been told

Back when I was 8 years old

When teacher said now listen here

It's about time that you found careers


Something that will make you wealthy

And keep your family fed and healthy

Something that may not be much fun

But the benefits are second to none

 

And so I listened to each child say

What they want to be some day

Some said nurses, some said vets

One said teach the alphabet


“Wouldn't you like to be a judge?”

No says I, I will not budge

Then Teacher said, whilst turning purple,

I could not be a ninja turtle


Nor a wizard or a beanstalk farmer

And superhero was not the answer

I'd rather not be stacking shelves

When I could discover trolls and elves


She fires choices at me 1, 2, 3

But fireman does not appeal to me

Nor policing or a dentist

Can't I be a magicians apprentice?


“No!” she screeched, losing all control

“I'm tired of this rigmarole!”

“You just do not seem to understand”

“How important it is to have this planned!”


So I sat and listened to this pedagogue

And her long and dreary monologue

By the end it was so plain to see

That she had almost given up on me


So at this point I offer my apology

And said I'd like to do archaeology

She said “hooray!The boys come round!”

“What's made you want to dig underground?”


I'd like to sail from sea to shore

To discover my own dinosaur

It's a job I'll find much more exciting

Than stuck inside an office writing


And once I've found this once fearsome beast

With giant claws and razor teeth

I'd bring him back from non existence

And ask him for some job assistance


“Don't be silly”, Teacher said

“You can't bring things back that once were dead”

She says I'm mad and wide of the mark

I take it she's not seen Jurassic Park?

 

She was so angry and could take no more

And she threw me in the corridor

I tried one last time to really thrill 'er

I told her I really could find Godzilla

 

She screamed "I cannot take this anymore!" 

And on that note she slammed the door

So I reflect that maybe I've gone too far

But I don't care for bags of money or fancy cars

 

Life's too short and far too fleeting

To be in and out of office meetings

So to give up on your dreams and magic

To work in a bank would be quite tragic


So if you want to avoid catastrophe

It's time to listen carefully

Never give up on your wildest dreams

And you'll end up where you're meant to be

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Letting go of the reigns

letting go of the reigns

 

 

the day you were born i knew life would never be the same

 

and holding you i knew i would protect you from lifes game

 

you're my number 1 priority and its a job i take to heart

 

no one will ever hurt you for this world they will surely part

 

as you grew your need for me slowed but still i was always there

 

i kept my distance but was still quite near to step in cuz i care

 

and then it happened so darn fast you grew up right before my eyes

 

you went from a child so small to a grown up adult oh how time flies

 

now that your grown im no longer needed to protect you any more

 

but its integrated into my being and its hard to let go of the reigns

 

i've been there for you all your life and i know its not been in vain

 

this is how lifes supposed to be and someday you will understand

 

that when you to have a child of your own it's instinct and not planned

 

when its my time to go then and only then will i give up all that remains

 

when passing over to the other side olny then will i let go of the reigns

 

                                                  zoeycup16

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

this one i wrote for my children who are adults now they sure do grow up fast!!!

                                                                 zoeycup16

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Home Sweet Home

There comes a time when your surroundings becomes too familiar.

you know every pothole, 

every crack in the pavement, 

even the clouds seem never changing. 

it's then that you know you must break from the comfort of your shell and fly.