I Want to be a Grownup

Okay, I’m twelve and I know it

What an awful age to be

Now if I were thirteen I’d be grown up,

a teenager you see

I’m standing on my tippy toes

Pretending I am taller

Wearing my Mommies hat

Without it I am smaller

Who knew it would take so long

this growing up thing

Seems as if its been forever

like an endless ball of string

But look at me in the mirror

Don’t I look like I’m getting breasts

And my waist is tiny too

And with my legs I am impressed

Okay, it’s going to take some time

Until I can put lipstick on my lips

And by that time, watch me

I’ll be rounding out my hips

And why does everyone keep telling me

Take your time in growing up

It’s because they’ve already done it

I feel like I am stuck

But in the mirror I am pretty

I like the reflection that I see

I am a perfect beauty,

Look at her, that’s me

I Want to be a Grownup

Elsie  Duggan

Wappingers Falls, United States

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Growing up is hard work, and the waiting is harder

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