Growing up with Poems

When I was 8 a poem

Was something that rhymed.

By that definition,

Modern songs were poetry,

But most of Shakespeare's plays were not.


In high school I grew up

I pretended to like Shakespeare,

I pretended to like Homer and T.S Eliot,

I pretended to like modern poetry,

I pretended to like my own poetry.


Now I've grown tired

And I don't bother to pretend to like things

That can't be bothered to pretend to rhyme.

I don't even like this terrible 'poem' I'm writing.

That's growing up

That's glowing up




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