Never Grow Old

28 May

She raced around the house in roller-blades.

She sang out loud in the street.

She picked icing off the cake the whole way home.

She read her book sprawled across a trampoline.

She danced to Madonna in her bedroom, when everyone had gone to sleep.

She ate half a pack of crackers and the last gherkin.

She helped herself to a handful of cherries at the market “to check if they were ripe”.

She drew a smile on her thigh, making a pair of eyes out of her two black bruises.

She was thirteen, and she was the best example of freedom that I had seen in my life.

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11 Responses to “Never Grow Old”

  1. pattisj 28/05/2012 at 23:35 #

    Ahhh, young and carefree days…

    • l0ve0utl0ud 29/05/2012 at 16:15 #

      Yes, they were awesome! But I hope that we can all incorporate a bit of youth and freedom into our lives, whatever our age.

  2. Lenore Diane 29/05/2012 at 00:57 #

    I miss the Cranberries. Great song. Great words.

    • l0ve0utl0ud 29/05/2012 at 16:14 #

      Yes, their music is wonderful! Both simple yet philosophical.

  3. Shireen 29/05/2012 at 21:54 #

    what a lovely piece of writing to read at the end of the day!

  4. strawberryindigo 30/05/2012 at 15:04 #

    I loved that poem! I thought it was about me until you got to the 13 part. I am a bit older than that (haha) but it sure sounds like me. Seriously something we oldtimers can aspire to.

    • l0ve0utl0ud 01/06/2012 at 10:16 #

      It’s great that you recognised yourself in this! We should all add some silly fun into our lives!

  5. Cherie Roe Dirksen 09/06/2012 at 13:02 #

    It’s good to engage in that ‘youthful’ side of yourself…the inner child can be a wonderful thing and you’re never to old to try it out!

    • l0ve0utl0ud 11/06/2012 at 15:10 #

      Absolutely! It’s wonderful to always have our inner child with us 🙂

  6. ladyfi 11/06/2012 at 16:28 #

    Ah – so wonderful to be so joyful and carefree!

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