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Below is the poem entitled Grown which was written by poet Bella Cardenas. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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You know your grown up when you drink
Black coffee

Creamer’s down the drain and sugar is no longer an option

Drink it straight

You can’t hide the taste
it’s bitter and dark and it hurts going down

You like reality to hit you in the face
First thing in the morning
Truth burns your throat
Trickles past the  spine and 

 -against the glass-

You can handle the hostility
The changing names, the childish games
The worst pains, the mistrust
All in a cup
The jaded footprints in the sawdust
Left behind from last night’s play
Cue for exit, curtains, lights
Alone, centerstage

Drink it straight

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  1. Date: 4/11/2011 6:44:00 AM
    I have stopped by to read some of your excellent poetry today Bella. I hope to be back soon to read more. I wish you the best with your writing always. Love, Carol