the sense of something lost,
intangible and barely known;
I'd overlooked the cost.
As I had stretched in welcome,
in tumultuous birthing hour
a sense of new beginnings
rose; for time to then devour.
It seemed eternity had called
and smiling, offered all,
yet written small, ironically,
the words:'A loan. No more.'
Time took drifting wisps of years,
rolled up and ravelled fast,
and handed them so seriously;
the day did come at last.
And with the final reckoning,
the coins for counting called,
I straightened childhood's collar
and waved a sad farewell.
The cost had risen with the years,
a price I'd never thought,
yet one to pay with honour;
my children's future bought.
This week I want you to write a poem all about 'growing up'. This could be interpreted in a number of ways, such as:-
- The moment you realised you were no longer a child, or conversely, the moment you realised you were an adult.
- Write about what 'growing up' means
- A situation where you HAD to grow up (what happened, why?, what did you feel?)
- A comparative poem- being a child v.s being an adult
- A poem about 'not growing up'
- A poem about your own child growing up
- Write about the relationship with your siblings as you grew up
- You could even write about life-cycles! write a poem about that peculiar caterpillar if you want to!