That Christmas Night

I learned I was growing up,

On a cold, snowy day

After returning from the christmas holiday

 

I learned I was growing up

When I heard whispers of other students;

"Did you hear?"

"Did you see?"

They were hushed by my teacher,

Oh, I wished I had savored my ignorence

 

I knew I had grown up,

When I thought of my best friend

 

She went by Barbie

She was excitable,

And her favorite Ice Cream was strawberry

 

I knew I had grown up,

When the anouncement clicked on

Commanding a moment of silence

Because my best friend had passed

On that christmas night

This poem is about: 
Me
My community

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