Growing up always seems lightyears away

No kid ever realizes that in reality, it is right around the corner and here to stay

Acquiring independence tastes bittersweet

As the changes a child faces are quite a feat

What were once summers full of play

Quickly morphed into months of pay

At first, the sight of a consistent check is motivating

Soon, the reality of it all sets in as intimidating

Stress and anxiety permeate the space

But eventually, one learns to embrace

Before a person dives into this in-depth bookshelf,

Recognize that life’s most significant and necessary supporter is the self

This poem is about: 
My family
My community
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