Old School

Form: Free Verse

Growing up getting smarter
it doesn’t always make a pair
hand in hand
when growing up had to be done fast
and learning the ropes was taking too long
learning the answers that wanted to be heard
and not asking questions of the wrong kind
growing up too fast
keeping the head down when it should have been held high
sacrificing pride to the wisdom
of hiding behind a smile
too young to know
too old to not know
wise enough
and nothing could change it
the only truth
silence

©JGFarmer2021

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