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Grow Up

Shouting for attention, yet afraid to stand alone
We call ourselves adults now, but we haven’t fully grown

“Watch me, Daddy, watch me!”  From daring heights we call
But when we stumble down we scream, “Don’t look at me at all!”

We stiffen with defiance while tears sting in our eyes
Resentful of the times we must resist temptation’s cries

We measure our own worthiness by other men’s success
True, we are God’s children, but we’re spoiled none the less

Bit by bit our selfish pride grows fatter day by day
While inside our hungry souls are wasting fast away


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  1. Date: 5/15/2009 11:17:00 AM

    Another gem Anna, James

  1. Date: 11/14/2008 9:33:00 PM

    wow this is really good

  1. Date: 11/14/2008 1:16:00 AM

    This poem speaks the beautiful truth. I love how the concepts roll out of your pen. Keep it up and good job...Raul

  1. Date: 11/13/2008 9:16:00 AM

    we all want our fathers approval. Even if they are not around, and we feel their dissapproval when we make poor choices even if he is not around. I really felt your poem -alopez

  1. Date: 11/13/2008 7:37:00 AM

    Outstanding look at the greed and self pity in today's society. There will always be an emptiness when our goals and aspirations are materialistic. God Bless. Keep writing. Vince