Poem: Only If I were a baby!

Only if I were a baby,

I could run into my mother’s hands as a resolution of my problems,

I could cry at the top of my voice to conquer all my problems.

Only if I were a baby,

I could only select sweet things to be in my life,

Now that I am turning to be an adult,

I have to divulge all that comes my way.

Sweet or sour? I don’t have a right to choose,

It seems sour is now the usual taste to my tongue.

Smooth or rough? My hands can no longer differentiate,

Rough now my hands are as I try to clear a way for my life in this jungle of hindrances.

At times giving up seems to be the only choice left in my life.

Only if I were a baby I could wake up to sit and play all day,

Now that I am turning to be an adult, I have to clear a way for life and strategize a framework for my future on daily basis.

I have to work hard and excel in every field that I participate in for I am playing a game of chance.

Only if I were a baby,

The world would look up to me to give and for sure I would receive with joy.

Now that I am turning to be an adult,

The tables have turned and it seems the world around me is looking up to me waiting to receive,

While they demand more, it seems I have close to nothing to give.

I know what I need and how I can get it but all my efforts are all in vain.

I try to please but what I get are frown faces and responses.

If I were a baby, the most definite receipt I could get could be of love from everyone and everything.

As an adult to be, the world around me is developing canines, incisors and molars.

Canines to tear down my strength and courage in striving for success,

Incisors to cut my happiness and joy away, and

 Molars to chew down my opportunities and courage to march forward.

Only if I were a baby,

Could I be too little and my scopes too short the ruthless hardships that await me in the shadows my hindrances threatening my motive to move forward.

Never the less, like a baby I am going to keep on crying with the voice of courage to drive away my fears,

Like a baby each time I shall fall I am going to rise up again, pick up something and instead keep on trying.

I shall smile to the world when it frowns at me,

I shall smile despite my failures and flaws, only comforted by the fact that one day my pain and sweat will reward.

I shall keep on moving regardless of obstacles in my way,

I shall not let go a problem till it’s solved.

For I am not only a teenager but a teenager on a mission!

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~ONLY IF I WERE A BABY~

They say growing up is a trap but we have to embrace it. We should grow not only in age but spiritually and mentally.

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