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Growing Up

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The day I could no longer walk with ease
Beneath the table, made it clear to me
That I was growing. Soon my parents' knees
Were way below my eye-line. I could see
Above the window-sill and out, far out,
Into a world where adults knew it all
And children yearned to grow and be about
Such fascinating business. To be tall
Held out a promise greater than mere size.
When I achieved full stature I would know
Those peaks of knowledge conquered by the wise -
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Adeline Foster 25 August 2016
Enjoyed, vey much Read mine - Mirror Mirror - Adeline
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David Beckham 31 July 2010
A very solid poem, full of wisdom. Thanks for sharing
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Eyan Desir 10 October 2009
A nice interesting poem....
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Abdul Athani 09 October 2009
its a very beautiful poem and a nice one to read
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Ruth Walters 07 September 2009
I remember being able to walk underneath my parent's table: -) and I remember my own sons doing likewise and I expect if I am lucky enough, some day a grandchild too.....such a common experience and yet so very, very special......just taking a walk beneath a table: -) Like you I am still learning, acquiring knowledge and I've just learned that you are a very talented poet. Ruth: -D
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i grew, just reading it.. wonderful milady.
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Siddharth Singh 24 July 2009
Growing up and growing down all in a matter of a few lines, wonderful.
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Barry A. Lanier 22 February 2009
I loved the growing down, , , yeah me to..and my feet are shrinking, , , ,
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Ana Zaldivar 30 January 2009
This is a very nice poem.. but as my father says... when measuring people's height, you must measure from your head to the sky, the more it measures the wiser you are.. Thanks for sharing. ana
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Asif Andalib 29 September 2008
Nice poem. It's like a confession. Thanks
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