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On Turning Ten

Rating: 4.0

The whole idea of it makes me feel
like I'm coming down with something,
something worse than any stomach ache
or the headaches I get from reading in bad light--
a kind of measles of the spirit,
a mumps of the psyche,
a disfiguring chicken pox of the soul.

You tell me it is too early to be looking back,
but that is because you have forgotten

the perfect simplicity of being one
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Jerri Elliott 24 February 2012

I LLLOOOOVVVVEEEE THIS POEM! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! I have nothing bad to say! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Joseph Pedulla 25 October 2016

You love too easily.

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Jeremiah Cox 23 December 2011

I must admit this is one helluvan idea. I wonder if it could have been written in the language of ten. Compare with Christmas Tree by e.e.cummings.

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Joseph Pedulla 25 October 2016

Yeah, he certainly sounds as though he has the mind of a ten-year-old!

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Lesly Bauer 17 September 2009

Hmmmm. 'I felt so ashamed to be 10 years old and afraid.43 isn't much different'. Feels like a poem coming on. ;)

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 16 September 2021

A wonderful poem well expressed. Very entertaining.

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samson ogbeewi 16 September 2021

'At four I was an Arabian wizard. I could make myself invisible by drinking a glass of milk a certain way...' The mind of a child indeed... beautiful

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samson ogbeewi 16 September 2021

A beautiful piece, I like it...

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Trump 20 August 2021

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Trump 20 August 2021

Biden is a baby

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