I Understand

I once was a little boy.
I use to think as a boy
like Andy, fascinated with toys.
As a man you suppose put childish things away but this was something I never understood.
I am a man now but my mind in still trapped on childhood.
But what’s ironic was as a boy I couldn’t wait to become a man.
Moving out at 18 was just like typical teenager’s plan.
Thoughts of a typical teenager like what’s it like to be in a r rated movie
without your legal guardian’s company.
So I use to dream wishing I was already 17.
I became 17 but still dreaming ,wishing I was 21 already so I could finally drink legally
instead of relying on my elders.
Unlike wishing to fly, wishing to become older was the reality.
Most don’t wish to die, but getting older gets you closer to death and that not a fantasy.
Most of our elders wish they were younger.
When I became an elder I made sure I mentored to the ones that are younger.
Giving the youth something to remember so they don’t live in regret when they get older.
Life was cold as a boy, but as a man it gets colder,
like a season change from fall to winter.
That’s something a boy won’t understand until he becomes a man.

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