The Claiming of Age: A Poem by Dalma T Perkins
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There was always an excitement to be wild and free.

The Claiming of Age: A Poem by Dalma T Perkins

There was always an excitement to be wild

and free.

Never having to cope with the issues adults

had so piously taken in breed.

Never understanding that betrayal lays in the

aging and growing of our bodies.

Skipping and skidding, jumping and leaping.

Climbing trees and breaking twigs.

Being kids, so carefree.

Faint is the scents that covered the BBQs,

family gatherings and outings we all seem

to visit in teams.

Never watching or noticing the crows of age

and creeping of age claiming its due.

Loving the moments when we could sleep in,

cuddle up and being a kid at play and in sin.

Spill into time and space, the output of all

the lessons taught to us by everyone above

the age of eight.

Milking the last threads of irresponsible

and reckless behaviors.

Rapidly going from nut seed to flourishing

fruit tree.

Never detailing the faithful march of seconds,

minutes and hours.

Encountering abject personas in our everyday

voyages.

Learning that every smiling face is not a

friend.

Witnessing that even family has malicious

intent.

Wishing that life and its hope is in something

that will make us desirable and rich.

Finally coming to terms that aging and years

are ordered to bring on experience.

This is growing up.

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