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Growing up: Longing to Become Adults That Wish to Be Young and Carefree Again

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Emee.chan wishes she enjoyed every year of her life with what it brought, instead of being in a rush to grow up.

Some Wise Words

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Count your blessings instead of how long you have until some point in your life. Be in the moment.

Count your blessings instead of how long you have until some point in your life. Be in the moment.

Nostalgia For Beginners

When we were in school,
Teachers taught us how to count.
From one to ten, then further more.

After that, we started counting
How many days left 'til it's Friday.
It was always from one point to the next.

As kids, we were counting
How many years needs to pass
Until we become teenagers, then adults.

We couldn't wait to grow up,
To do things that as kids we weren't allowed.
Hyped up for what awaits us.

Counting hours, counting days,
Counting months, counting years.
Counting money, counting friends.

We spend our whole lives counting,
Moments just passing us by.
Never truly taking in the years of our lives.

It was always a rush from one crucial point
In life to the next.
That's how nostalgia came to existance.

When we look at younger people now,
It takes us back to the time
When we were their age.

We miss those years,
Thinking "I wish I enjoyed those years a little better!"
We were in such a hurry to grow up.

We never truly enjoyed those times
That were more carefree.
We never experienced our youth properly.

Now that we finally grew up,
We saw there was nothing special to get
Hyped up about.
We just got older and more numb.

So kids, take your time,
Don't be in a hurry.
Enjoy simple things in life
That adults took for granted.


To Parents

Dear parents, while this world is spinning and it set a fast pace, take the time to remind your children of this:

Don't Forget To...

Enjoy your childhood to the fullest.

Enjoy your childhood to the fullest.

Don't Rush To...

Trade your innocence and curiosity for apathy of a grown up.

Trade your innocence and curiosity for apathy of a grown up.

And...

Cherish the smiles and laughter that you don't have to fake for anyone's sake.

Cherish the smiles and laughter that you don't have to fake for anyone's sake.

© 2021 Emee chan

Comments

Emee chan (author) on July 10, 2021:

Thank you so much!

Moon from New York on July 10, 2021:

Amazing!!

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