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A question we ask ourselves...and ask of others... What do you want to be when you grow up? I ask the same of you.


by:  Linda Law

When I was six years old, I knew I'd be a ballerina
Until I tripped and sprained my ankle as I flipped my tutu
When I was twelve I wanted to be Calamity Jane
Guns on my hips, wham...bang...No Jane, just a Calamity!

Fifteen and drooling over Elvis...I was going to be his wife
No one could tell me different...until Priscilla ruined my life..
At twenty, Prince Charming was already a huge mistake
Too late I knew as three little ones put my life on the brakes!

Between diapers and cereal, I found myself dreaming
Wife, mother, I want more! When I grow up....Who will I be?
Twenty seven, divorced and finding my way...
Children at my skirt, wondering..When will she grow up?

Thirties arrived, too busy to think, reaching and grabbing
whatever life had in store...Inside I knew I wanted more
Under the surface, deep within... peeked a sliver in view
What will I be, Who will I be....When I grow up?

Kids are gone, mate has passed, career No longer,
Kick start, stop, start again....stop, start, begin again
When I grow up, I wonder what I'll be....I still dream
Painting, Writing, Quilting and foot forward

Two feet backward...No,Look ahead...I'm not there yet!
Bones ache, Vision is blurred, Hearing is leaving...What?
I look in the mirror, afraid to see...who is looking back at me
I never stop asking...When I grow up...Who will I be?

I want to be pretty, I want to be smart, I want to be...
loved by you, you, and you.  Most of all, when I grow up
HE knows WHO I AM, no longer wishing, wondering...I've always been HIS...



WHEN I GROW UP...By: Linda Law

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Reviewed by TONY NERONE
Hi Linda, Isn't it weird how we think when we are young. When I grew up I wanted to be a football player or a jet plane pilot.
This piece was so well crafted it was one of the best I have ever read. I am sorry if I caused you any trouble the last 3 days.

Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald
I think we can all relate to this work. Very nicely done.
Reviewed by Daniel Keith
Very nice Linda. I think we can all feel a little bit of wondering what we will be when we grow up. Love it. May God bless you every day of your life.

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Truly one of the best poems I have ever read. You touch my soul with the beauty of your honesty and faith.
Reviewed by Cryssa C
Your last few lines brought tears to my eyes... The poem reminded me of that old Doris Day song "Que Sera, Sera" but the ending took your poem to a total different level and on a totally different vein. Thanks for reminding me that we are all in His capable hands.

P.S. And the answer... I think I will have to quote that wonderful Susan Boyle song which says, "though I may not know the answer, I can finally say I am free...I am who I was meant to be..."
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
thought provoking read
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
This is awesome Linda and it is so good to see u posting again
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
Awesome. When I grow up I want to be a fireman. I just don't think I'm going to make it to be that so I guess I'll happily settle for being me. lol. Love it. Liz
Reviewed by John Flanagan
This is wonderful, Linda, ...funny, self-effacing, intelligent, with a real hold and with great wisdom.

Reviewed by Steve Joos
I hope I'll be his as well, but I'm not sure at times. Good piece.
Reviewed by 000 000
I guess I never really asked myself...Who will I be? Love your questioning words
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Nice poem, Linda!!...but I'm always a little girl inside me. No matter what age I am, where I am in life, I still am a little girl inside me. I don't think I will ever be grown up. - Don't want to. So, I'm still dreaming those little girly's dreams.

Sandie Angel :o)

Reviewed by Felix Perry
Very well put Linda, I enjoyed this one, I don't think I will ever grow up but that's okay...I don't mind being an eternal works in progress.
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota
What a beautiful write up Linda....
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
How beautiful Linda, as we each grow up we can be who ever we choose to be. I want to be good, kind and caring to those who need my help. I look in the mirror and I have to be honest, I like who's looking back at me, maybe I have already grown up. You too are already beautiful Linda, take a good look.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
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