Big Rowan Ackison (greensh) wrote,
Big Rowan Ackison

  • Mood:

Poem - The Year 22

There are some years that are hallmarks to your life's progression. I heard a friend talking about the year 22, one year beyond official adulthood with many more to go (one hopes!). I remember that time, dimly, and now I am better for the years that have passed since then.

The Year 22

Please take me back
to the year 22
when I was young
and not so old
when I knew some things
with miles yet to go.

Turn back the days
to that magical year
the hundreds of months
each with four weeks
the dozens of seasons
marked by turning of trees.

Make me so fresh
out of youth's arms
eager to love
wondering how it all works
new to adulthood
with so much to learn.

In the year 22
I live in my heart
the years stayed in place
while I play my part
as the person moved forward
to this here and now
just as eager to learn
as my counter was young.

© 2016, Sean Green. All Rights Reserved, 20160602.
Tags: poem, youth

  • Poem - People Walked

    The poem “People Walked” was inspired by a meme that contained the words, “I was waiting for you without knowing it. I’ve waited for you for years.”…

  • Poem - Tears to the Earth

    “Tears to the Earth” is another poem about breadth of love across barriers constructed by society. Tears to the Earth When sorrow weeps in gulfs…

  • Poem - Not for Pickin

    The poem “Not for Pickin” is about all those relationships that ought not be, but yet people long to pursue them anyway. Not for Pickin That…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.