Treasure Island

Lylo Benant


When I Was Younger


When I was younger
I'd put my arms in my shirt and told people I lost my arms.
I would restart the video game whenever I knew I was going to lose.
Slept with all the stuffed animals as a child so none of them got offended.
I had that one pen with 4 colors, and tried to push all the buttons at once.
I poured soda into the cap and acted like I were taking shots.
The hardest decision was choosing which Nintendo game to play.
I would wait behind a door to scare someone, then left because they're taking too long.
I faked being asleep, so I could be carried to bed.
I used to think that the moon followed my car.
I watched two drops of rain roll down window and pretended it was a race.
I went on the computer just to use Paint.
The only 'fake' friends I had were invisible ones.
I used to sing in the shower.
And whenever I swallowed a fruit seed I was scared to death that a tree was going to grow in my tummy.
Remember when we were kids and couldn't wait to grow up... what in the world were we thinking?

Submitted: Monday, February 25, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (When I Was Younger by Lylo Benant )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Simply Marvelous, Electric Lady
  2. Winter in Tennessee, Frank Avon
  3. Oh, I Can Fly, Francie Lynch
  4. The drowned emigrants المهاجرون الغرقى, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  5. Clean and sanitized., Ryan Brodesser
  6. Final Devotion, Saiom Shriver
  7. Goggles and Goggle-Box, Kumarmani Mahakul
  8. Promises, Madrason writer
  9. A Daily Paradox; A Lost Masterpiece, Patrick van der Loos
  10. A Dewy Pearl, Elia Michael

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

AT last she comes, O never more
In this dear patience of my pain
To leave me lonely as before,
Or leave my soul alone again.... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Merry-Go-Round, Langston Hughes
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]