Age is not something we were meant to corrupt

We do not need to fallow a step by step book

There is no manual for life or how we ought to act

So just do your thing, and watch how they react

 

To her childhood filled with bubbles, pancakes and balloons

And music playing with a bucket and some spoons

 

When you take away the mirror and replace it with the heart

You never grow old, and you never will be pulled apart

 

She wanted a world where people learned to smile

At themselves because it is so worthwhile

To brush it off your shoulder no matter who they may be

We were not made to be a society
Now remember nothing in life is ever going to be easy

But with just a little wink of childhood, we can let out the crazy

 

I am not saying things are ever perfect

Far beyond this many times I dont feel worth it

But when I see a child who knows nothing of these days

It reminds me to smile so bright and ablaze

 

When you take away the mirror and replace it with the heart

You never grow old, and you never will be pulled apart

 

She never grew up

With a twinkle in her eye

Let go of the serious and

Never say goodbye

 

When you take away the mirror and replace it with the heart

You never grow old, and you never will be pulled apart

-Poem by Camile McGregor

 

What Inspired this Poem?

This poem was inspired by a close friend of mine who woke up on New Years Day after a long night of watching fireworks. While the entire family was walking around in our sleep, she was jumping for joy for the New Years Day.

She came in at 8am, with

balloons, punching bags, candy, art, and cartoons.

With a hangover, I did not feel like moving off the couch. But, she grabbed me up in my pajamas, and made me dance with her, and be

like a child again.

Being someone with

depression,

it is hard to remember the joy that can come from holidays. But, her bringing in the real New Years joy was something that I am so thankful for, and will always remember.

In just 2 hours, we acted like kids again. A middle aged woman,

she told me she will never grow up, and hope that I don’t either. Happy New Years Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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