Some advice for adolescence
|If you are nearly fourteen,|
a few things you should know:
It really truly can be the age of Hell.
That thing you feel
where you are sad,
and it seems like the sun has stopped
shining because the world suddenly feels
and maybe its not the sun that's broken
maybe you are broken and worthless because
you are the only thing that is changing
and when you change things that is when they break...
It is not broken,
it is dying.
your childness is dying
and all the days of running
how it used to feel flying
he was so very big
and you so little in those massive hands and arms
that gave you wings on sunny days
and love as big as the sky because that was the same answer every time you asked...
it's going away now. Forever.
And in its place,
because it's fading faster,
and you don't really want to lose those things you said were stupid,
because you know your friends would hate you
if you still wanted to just be hugged
and loved like that
because it's not so scary
because that is for babies
and you don't want to be a kid any more...
but maybe you do,
it's so hard to figure out right now
you just find
Here is what you need to know,
(you can share this with your friends... they're dying too)
beyond this fear is where all New begins...
When your precious childhood's final breath is spent
and tears dry up
and how that was begins to fade.
When the spinning stops
and you have learned
to cast that wonderful, perfect,
past behind you
Head towards the blinding light that lies ahead!
For just beyond its glare you'll get to find
all the Firsts
and all the Trues
of life worth finding