Stephen Martin II

Rookie (10-14-1981 / Baltimore)

I Have To Do Grown-Up Things - Poem by Stephen Martin II

every once in a while i think
of the songs charlotte use to sing
from her web down on that farm
at a better time in my life

a dozen years before
life made so much sense
and at least twenty before
i realized it doesn't

with fresh hot thoughts
and feelings of abandonment
i sometimes wished that
i was zuckerman's famous pig

now instead i aspire to be...
well i am not quite sure
but i know that it is time
i have to do grown-up things

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  • (4/28/2006 9:37:00 AM)

    I've shared this feeling! I relish the thought of being a grown-up though...since my childhood wasn't really one of innocence and happiness. I do find myself in the position of doing what I want to....or the grown up thing. (Most of the time I choose the grown up thing!) Very nice poem Stephen. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 28, 2006

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