I am no longer a child

As birthdays pass by, I start to reflect my memories on the past years more and more.

I am getting older, and so is everyone around me including my parents

The day I realised that life was not as simple as I viewed it before

The day my mother got physically attacked on the street by a stranger

The reality of the dangers people had spoken before when I was little 

Were true

That very day I started to slowly feel that my parents are getting older 

Ever since a fear of losing them started to terrorize me 

The dangers of society are true

No one is safe 

The day I started to be scared of freely going outside as before

I came to know that i am no more a child.



This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world


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