To the grave I will fight,
tooth and nail, for the right,
to be, 14 years old.
For I am, the stubborn child,
the know it all, I will always be wild,
and will always be, never what I am told.
Years go by, but pay no heed,
time has no dominion over me,
I am as I was, I will always be.
So much time has come, and gone,
Those around me age, before long,
I remain, a child in an old world.
Copyright © Stephen Allen