Value
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tdog16
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Life is hard, but it is valuable.....a life lesson we all need to be reminded of....I was just thinking about this a lot. Then, one day I got bored and went on here and conjured this up! Hopefully it's okay...if not oh well!!

Value

by tdog16

I remember when I was a kid.

I always wanted this or that. I always wanted change.

I would want to be older.

That was my number one wish.

I always wanted to be like my big sister.

She always went out with her friends, alone, and I couldn't without my mom.

My sister would get to go on walks by her self.

She was free, and I thought I wasn't.

I always wanted to be an adult.

I wanted to see how alcohol tasted, for all the adults drank it. I wanted to be like my dad, getting to drive to be free.

I wanted to be like my mom.

I wanted to go shopping for groceries buying anything I wanted. I wanted to be at work instead of school.

I wanted to grow up, and be old.

People older than me got to do and have more things. At least that's what I thought. Time flew by as I had lived my life revolving around that wish.

Now I sit here, drunk.

My taxes are overdue and I drown my sorrows in alcohol. You can't replace happiness, you can't replace being a kid.

All of my friends are mean because we are always alone.

Every time I shop, I stress, money controlling my every purchase. I have to drive my family all over the place. I have no job because I didn't pay attention in school.

Life is hard, but it is valuable.

Not a day goes by without me regretting my wish. If I had only known the hard work life was. If I had only opened my eyes and lived my life. If I had only valued what I had.

Parents used to tell me 'you'll understand when you're older.' And now I do understand now that I've lived it. But if my parents had warned me for this world it wouldn't be like this.

Tell your children about the world.

Prepare them, for it is scary. Don't coddle them like my parents did.

Live your life to the fullest.

Value what you have, or else time will pass you by thinking about what you don't have.

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tabnash24Silver CommaYou'll know me as you read ;)
6 months agoReply
Somebody had to say it and you did. It's expressed pretty well, loved how you shared your experience in those words.

tdog16Gifted Writer14 and excited!
6 months agoReply
@angelatsng I'm glad it calmed and opened your mind! Thank you!

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6 months agoReply
Thadora, This is a very meaningful piece of work. When I was reading it, it calmed me down from today's disaster when nothing could. I'm sure this will open many's minds too. <3

tdog16Gifted Writer14 and excited!
6 months agoReply
@navynohwal30 😊 Thank you so much...I always think about adulthood and childhood and so I thought about making a story out of it...I'm truly glad that you could make a connection with both the story and me!

navynohwal30Gifted Writer♏️ & Rêver
6 months agoReply
this is so amazing! i have just about to complete my 12th grade! i have my exams in march. i was like the narrator. i wanted to be old.i didn't have a elder brother or sister but i loved how adults lived life. i wanted to be free.but now when m on the boarder on stepping out of childhood and school; i want it all back. this hit me the hardest. this was an on point story for me!👏 🙏👏 🙏

tdog16Gifted Writer14 and excited!
6 months agoReply
@LostInMyDreams I'm really glad that you saw all of the meanings and I'm happy you enjoyed it!!

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6 months agoReply
Great line...Life is hard, but it is valuable. You touch on so many truths here. I have a 12 year old and a 5 year old. I never paint a pretty picture about the world for them. Nor do I paint a disastrous one. I simply tell them the truth about what's going on, but I do warn them of the responsibilities that accompany such great freedom adults have. I can relate to all of these feelings. Transitioning from kid, to teen, to young adult, to adult, I was able to see the path that you only see once you can no longer run back to the comforts of really being free. Free from the realities of life. This is a brilliant story. It can be applied to people at any stage in life. In the end it's all about the now. Living it and enjoying as much of of it as you can. This is an eye opening post. Thanks for sharing!!

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
6 months agoReply
@tdog16 There is nothing original and nothing that cannot be written better. Homo Sapiens have an experience reservoir that is limited by there genome. If you can think it, write it!!!.

tdog16Gifted Writer14 and excited!
6 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil thanks I haven't been on here long so I don't really know what or how people have written their stories in the past....it is great that you have told me and that I have steered the story in my own way! Thank you so much!!

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
6 months agoReply
Oh, sweet child. You have hit the nail on the head. Among your fellow writers, there is this fantasy of boyfriend and girlfriend living in this sublime fantasy. I get so tempted to say who is going to buy the groceries and pay the rent? This poem, for it is truly free verse, Blows the cliches about being independent right acroiss the prarie. Great work!!!!!