I'm Just a Child


United States
41° 2' 46.3092" N, 74° 48' 14.1156" W

You were once like me
Young, innocent and free
Forgive me, if sometimes I act so wild
Remember, I'm just a child

I might annoy you and make you mad
But deep inside, my little heart is sad
I'll be like this only for a while
Remember, I'm just a child

Outside I play in the snow and dirt
I'm sorry for the smudges on your pretty shirt
Come play with me and see my smile
Remember, I'm just a child

Kindergarten is a fun place to be
But I still prefer to stay home with my mommy
She is more fun and has more style
She knows, I'm just a child

College was an experience and now I'm grad
I owe it all to my dear mom and dad
"Congrats you are hired" my boss said with a smile
It gave me that old feeling, I'm just a child

I took my child to the park today
His eyes gleamed when i said "let's play"
His fly ball broke my phone and he started to cry
My son looked at me and said "Daddy, forgive me, for I'm just a child"

"Its ok son" I said fighting back the tears
Children are so smart in their early years
Time goes by in the blink of an eye
Never forget, when you were just a child

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Poem was inspired by my father and I


This poem is my entry for the scholarship

Grant-Grey Porter Hawk Guda

Powerful expression. Always let poetry fill your life. Keep expressing your heart.  

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