I got a pair of Starburys when I was ten.
Didn't want them,
I actually wanted some Heelys instead.
Wanted to be like my friends
and trip over pebbles
and get tucked into bed with band-aids.
My mom told me to stop focusing on their plates and look at mine.

I had a fork, spoon, and knives,
grown man portions: eyes the size of my stomach.
She was right --
I never liked training wheels, or cheat codes,
or elbow pads or nightlights.
Grown men aren't scared to fall,
so why am I?
Why am I twenty years old shopping on the Heelys website?

i spent weeks debating if i wanted to post this or not. sometimes our parents have the best intentions, and although we turn out okay, we're all bound to miss something.
#friends   #man   #want   #mom   #grown   #wheels   #training   #pebbles   #starbury   #heelys  
Arcassin B
Arcassin B
Dec 26, 2016

By Arcassin Burnham

I've watched you your whole life,
I want you to do right , that's what God would say..
I've watched you your whole life,
I want you to fuck up, that's what the devil would say..
Depression that eats you up , anxiety humiliates,
But in any case,
Some dark parts of my soul need to be cleaned out and
I'm willing to wait,

In this darkness , in this darkness,
Wondering where has my mind gone..
In this darkness , in this darkness,
I just wanna be all alone...
In this darkness , in this darkness,
Unusual to be home grown,
In this darkness , in this darkness,
Lord please just take me home...

You don't know where you're going,
but you don't know where you've been,
trying not to remember...
You don't know where you're going,
in these dark days ahead,
you better find yourself a new...
In this darkness , in this darkness,
I better have a light shine down,
I've watched my whole reputation crumble to little pieces under
My feet , it always got me down,
In this darkness  , in this darkness,
You don't know where you're going,
There's nobody else around,

In this darkness , in this darkness,
Wondering where has my mind gone..
In this darkness , in this darkness,
I just wanna be all alone...
In this darkness , in this darkness,
Unusual to be home grown,
In this darkness , in this darkness,
Lord please just take me home...

Arcassin B
Arcassin B
Dec 18, 2016

By Arcassin Burnham

A young boy training to be a fully grown man is practical,
I was thinking about my step dad and how he was an asshole,
Remember all the times when I would wanna send my soul
Off to heaven,
Getting ready for a lucky 97,
Birth years are overrated anyway when people struggle just to
Love The one they dream but knowing half the people would
Rather see you crumble just to make themselves so noticeable
In a situation you could not hold your own any longer,
Just to save your life,
Playing all the cards , don't mean it's right,
Sitting at the red light , waiting for the green to take me
Home with a 40 ounce can and mind full of doubts hoping I just
Make it through this life somehow,
If you didn't know then , your about to know now,
Tried to kill myself 6 times without making a sound.

#words   #man   #life   #unknown   #thinking   #heaven   #one   #doubts   #flame   #grown  
Adelaide London
Adelaide London
Dec 4, 2016

They say that
I am a grown up.

Sit straight
Stand tall
Wear this
Don’t fall.

Do this
Not that
Try this
Try that

I thought I was a grown up
Well, they say that too

But really
-not apparently-
I am a child.

Fail test
Take track
Room mess

Street food
Another book
Random mood
Weird looks

I wonder why they name us so,
With titles so bizarre
And scary
-in truth-
we are all children with blackened hearts.

We hurt ourselves
And each other.
I Love my sister,
And I Love my brother.

Sorry heart
Angry smile
Bad start
Hard trials.

I am child.
Nothing else
Maybe a grown up
But mainly just myself.

Be yourself. Age doesn't always define your actions :)
#life   #child   #adult   #kid   #stereotype   #title   #grown  
Sep 21, 2016

I grew up weird.
Both fast, and painfully slow.
I understood everything and nothing.
Socially, I started confident and grew awkwardly
first in the sun, then bending away from such bright attentions. Academically I started out running, always ahead,
always the best, the brightest. Straight As and
mismatched clothes, socially lost
yet somehow showing
'great potential'.

Now I've learned a lot.
All blacks and grays, I've finally
mastered at least a portion of my shortcomings
but its too late. Because I've grown up and its shifted again
analytically I see it, can emulate it, but it isn't
familiar or comfortable, it took me
years to catch up and I'm
still behind.

I've grown up weird.

#weird   #lacking   #black   #gray   #socially   #grown   #aesthetic  
Ashes to Ashley
Ashes to Ashley
Aug 9, 2016

I wish I could write you love poems but that's not what I've known, why I've grown. It's not why life has broken every bone; I just can't be your hero, or savior, or muse, I wasn't built for that. I was broken before I knew what broke was and I can only give you pieces of me, hoping that's enough.

Chishala Lishomwa

#love   #broken   #life   #hero   #poems   #wish   #muse   #saviour   #grown  
Emmanuel Hernandez
Emmanuel Hernandez
Apr 11, 2016

Lost, troubled suffocation of a dying breath that places in the world of life twined in the black of a shut room painted white,
Tossing in mind while the body forms in the room of darkness without the press of a fully lit moon,
I wonder with the swim of darkness flowing in places as we move to comfort of a late night grown to see the light illuminate the waves of shadows play with light of a street lamp I open my eyes as I perceive the stance of perfection as light giving life to contour the shade of night,
leaving as smoke rises a time of dance,
I awake to the light now I plea for nights that linger on into the day locked in a room to feel the presence once more,

#dance   #night   #street   #light   #shadows   #shade   #quite   #lamp   #grown  
Jan 20, 2016

When I was younger,
my mother would sing
you are my sunshine,
and I knew she loved me.

When I was older,
my pap whistled to my gram
I've got sunshine on a cloudy day,
and I knew he loved her.

Now I'm grown,
and I tell you every morning
I'm a ray of sunshine,
hoping that maybe you'll love me, too.

{there are infinite ways to love someone}
#love   #happy   #music   #family   #sunshine   #childhood   #songs   #brightness   #grown  
Jan 13, 2016

I look at the mirror, someone's staring at me.
I'm eighteen, oh gee.

I get out. Everyone's smiling.
"It's your birthday!", smiles all beaming.

Yet deep down I am filled with worry.
What will my life come to be?

But alas, it is my birthday.
I've noticed how much I've grown.
My face hardly changed,
but I know my actions have shown.

I am now legal.
A great time for most.
No, I will not be chugging down alcohol,
but I will write poetry to sing my songs.

I'm finally 18 it's such an exciting yet worrying time. I hope for the best, and that I would continue writing for years to come.

Just been out for a spin
in my sons white van.
Can't believe he was driving the van, with me in it.
If i had said that 12 years ago.
Absolutely no way..!!!

#man   #boy   #changed   #grown  
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