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Growing Older

For I am growing older you see
It's not easy to be me
Now that I am sixteen
I'm not gonna waste my time
On lost endless rhymes
I'm gonna free myself
And say what I want
For writing poetry is my passion
And what I can't live without

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  1. Date: 12/17/2008 4:15:00 PM
    Smile~"Hello Preciuos & More Precious, Alexandria!"~I am sorry that I haven't gotten to "You" sooner~busy time of the year dear~post and ghost and all that! But, I love this write here~perfectly spoken and laid out! Smile~You have come so far, in such a short while! And it makes me so happy inside for "You!"~I have time for one more dear young lady, "Love To You, John!"

  1. Date: 12/17/2008 11:19:00 AM
    that sounds really boring :P u shud get onto windows messenger, set up an account n stuff and then get on elftown. something to do =)

  1. Date: 12/17/2008 10:59:00 AM
    right now Im talking to my gf and picking out an xmas prezzie for her :P just bought a ring too =)

  1. Date: 12/17/2008 10:53:00 AM
    dont worry, its a gud idea anyways... thoughtful too, and its nice to do things like that for eachother. my gf recently made up an entire music cd for me, packaging n everything :P with a poem on the back and special songs that we like on the playlist... most people these days tend to be afraid of being so thoughtful, cos they're afraid they'd come off as obsessive :P

  1. Date: 12/17/2008 10:34:00 AM
    hehehe, it's a gud idea to be sure, except I've already written a few poems for her, and I created a poetry book for her too :P wud be nice to frame one sometime aswell... it's that orbital shift poem I wud most likely frame.

  1. Date: 12/17/2008 10:22:00 AM
    I shud buy a fluffy lemon for my gf and keep it as a pet and a reminder of our marital vows for all time and pass it on to the kids to pass onto their kids? :) ....hehehe, but no, what shud I do? ;)

  1. Date: 12/17/2008 9:31:00 AM
    Poetry is my passion too... Keep writing girl!! and I will text you ASAP!!! :) Luv always, Serenity

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 4:46:00 PM
    be sure to do it artfully. yours john

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 11:40:00 AM
    true that

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 10:28:00 AM
    Hey read my poems Was I Condemned? and any others that you might like and let me know what u think...please *Breana

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 10:11:00 AM
    did you like my poem?

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 10:01:00 AM
    um.. no am I supposed to??

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 9:47:00 AM
    In a couple more weeks I'll be 16 =D and you are right, time must not be wasted, for one must treasure every single minute and use its seconds...Great write...Sara...

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 9:32:00 AM
    I feel you girl, poetry is my love, sets me free. Wonderful write! ~Michaela~

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 9:30:00 AM
    I like it and I feel the same way... *Breana