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Post  jinettyx on Thu Sep 29 2011, 14:51

GROWING UP



When I was just a babe in arms
I would gurgle in my cot
When I was two,three,four and five,
I wouldn’t say a lot
At the age of six, I played alone
And cut out paper dollies
At seven and eight, I couldn’t wait
To collect the jam-jar gollies
At the age of nine we moved away
My mum, my sisters and I
I had to go to a different school
All I wanted to do was cry.
I was taunted, alone and picked on
It’s strange, but I didn’t know why
I suppose they saw me as different
But in truth I was painfully shy.
When I was ten, then eleven
Another new school did I go
I smiled at one kid in the playground
And a friendship had started to grow
At the age of twelve and then thirteen
Odd things were happening to me
I began going out to the pictures
Or going to mates’ houses for tea
At fifteen, I left school forever
I started a job in the City
This is the tale of my growing up phase
All is true, but I don’t ask for pity.
Today I have grown a lot stronger
My torment behind me at last
I look forward to a wonderful future
And I try not to dwell on the past.


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Re: Growing up

Post  BC Williams on Thu Sep 29 2011, 16:49

Good synopsis of your early years Jin. Mine would be a fright! Not that I was shy, just . . . different. I think it's good to look back. In doing so, it has helped me to understand myself better now:-)

Good writing!

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Re: Growing up

Post  jinettyx on Fri Sep 30 2011, 07:36

Thanks Bev...Funny enough I'm not so shy these days in fact quite the opposite! Some would say that I don't know how or when to shut up! deep thought
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Post  Lucie on Fri Sep 30 2011, 09:52

Thats not 'growing up' thats growing old!! ha ha :D
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Post  RichieO on Fri Sep 30 2011, 11:15

Thats very nice Jinny, but you must have some nice memories from back then?.

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Re: Growing up

Post  Dori on Fri Sep 30 2011, 11:59

Wondeful poem Jinn Like group hug
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Post  peewee on Fri Sep 30 2011, 12:13

"Growing old"

Love it ha ha ha ha ha deep thought
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Post  BC Williams on Fri Sep 30 2011, 13:01

I like to think it is part of growing up - learning how to take the hurt, anger, doing without, and everything else some of us experienced and using 'it' for the good of our adult years. Hey, it has made me stronger. We got something BIG on the younger crowd, y'all. It just occurred to me, that other than a couple of the girls, we are all pretty much the same age sunny
THINK of the knowledge between us . . .

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Post  peewee on Fri Sep 30 2011, 13:35

Me I don't know nothin lol doh
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Post  Lucie on Fri Mar 16 2012, 00:22

u b one o'the young girlies, bev mentioned! Dude
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Post  mikeschultz on Fri Mar 16 2012, 07:38

A delightful read and a sage poem of looking back with an eye to a stronger future. Well done. Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven
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