Sonnets

Poem About Life

My name is Abigail. I'm 13 years old. I hope my age doesn't keep you from reading. This is just one of the many poems I've written. I know that at such a young age there is so much I don't know about the world. First of all, I've had to grow up much faster than anyone I know due to family circumstances. Second, that's the beauty. I don't know everything about the world. But I want to find out. This sonnet could have many meanings. What does it mean to you?

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Sometimes we have to grow up before we are ready, but it is something that can make us strong as we go through life. You have said it well in your poem.

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Published: March 2016

The days go by, then a month, then a year,
and still through the days I see not a change.
No matter what happens, you still aren't here,
and how you just disappeared is what's strange.

No explanation, no warning, just gone.
I wish I had just some of your courage
to go leave one rainy morning at dawn,
to leave one day without any message.

How I long for somewhere to be renewed
or to just disappear, just not to be,
not to see, not to feel, not to hear you,
the ghost that you are, which I long to be.

But as many days that I want to go,
there are more that I want to stay and know.

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  • by Rick H., Newton, Iowa
  • 1 month ago

Sometimes we have to grow up before we are ready, but it is something that can make us strong as we go through life. You have said it well in your poem.

  • by Candace R. Hughes
  • 1 year ago

I love this poem, and like you, I had to grow up at a young age. A sick parent, being bullied and just life in general. To me this poem expresses the inner struggles with myself; knowing that there are things in life I needed to do, and putting things I wanted to do to "on the back burner." It takes a selfless person to put others first in life, so kudos to you!

  • by G.A. Thompson Poet
  • 8 months ago

(Sorry, this is a little late). Wow, thank you so much. The comment means a lot to me, and I thought you deserved to know that. :)

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