Grow Up

Grow Up

A Poem by Robert Luna
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This was written after a conversion with a dear friend of mine. We were talking about how people call us dreamers and other colorful descriptions. Hope you enjoy

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Grow up

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Grow up Robert.. just grow up

 

Something I hear more times than I care mention

Really no sure what they mean

Is it because I still have dreams

Even though

I have no idea what I want to be

other than just me

Or is it that you want me to be like you

Allowing money to make the decision for

everything and all that I do

Giving up friends

For dividends

Being more worried about making the Benjamins

Allow a suit and tie to define who I am

Askew my view so far I wouldn’t know

where it is, I exactly stand

Sit back and watch the depleting

ultimate deleting of musicians, painters, and writers

The real life fighters who are dying

Creativity giving way to salaries, and job security

Awaiting 401k plans to reach maturity    

 

Am I naïve too believe

I can change the world

with the stroke of my pen

Shouting out my words

Allowing them to be carried by the wind

as I stand toe to toe with a foe

even though I know I won’t win

But I’ll never stop swing these words

Like a cardboard swords at invisible dragons

Because I couldn’t imagine

Being define be the 9 to 5 only to find

time has passed me by

Sowing your seed only to find you sold your soul

Reaching to the sky

for your piece of the America pie

and then you find

It’s rotten on the inside

Realizing you have no one else to blame

Being left emotionally lame

Playing the game in search for some sort of fame

 

And it seems you mocking me

Gives you the means to fulfill your dreams

of being better than me

Telling me to Grow up

Shut up

Stop spouting verbal throw-up

but the funny thing is

You were once like me

Now it’s just a tale you tell

about your youth that has slipped away

as you search for the truth that’s for sale

to fill that gaping hole in your soul

 

Even though my journey maybe set for a bumpy road

I find comfort to know it was all worth it

And you say you pity me

But really it’s me that pities you


© 2009 Robert Luna



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Even though my journey maybe set for a bumpy road
I find comfort to know it was all worth it
And you say you pity me
But really it's me that pities you

Ending up with a worthwhie life is a trick in itself :)
Growing up , hmmm not sure what that means
but plenty who have live to regret it
and dreams keep us alive

R

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Posted 9 Months Ago


"Even though my journey maybe set for a bumpy road
I find comfort to know it was all worth it
And you say you pity me
But really it’s me that pities you"

These lines hit a spot to me! I can relate to this so much!! Amazing work!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Very well written. There are a few misspellings, but I think they actually add a bit to the poem so I am not sure if it was intentional or not. Creativity and dreaming is a must to get through life. without it one would be board and would in actuality cease to exist outside the workforce. One must realize that work is not everything. yes we must work to pay the bills and care for our families, but we still need time to be with our families and to even spend by ourselves. To much time spent working and not enough time playing, makes for a world of boring "clones".

Posted 2 Years Ago


love it. check out mines :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


This is a really great poem. I found myself moving through it and relating to what you'd written. There's some great stuff here. Keep Writing!

Posted 3 Years Ago


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RG
Beautiful lines:

"Am I naïve too believe
I can change the world
with the stroke of my pen
Shouting out my words
Allowing them to be carried by the wind
as I stand toe to toe with a foe
even though I know I won’t win"

Your not a naive to believe
that you can change the world
with the stroke of your pen
all you need is believe in your self'
and I'm sure one day
you'll do wonders with them :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


I think people need dreams to get away from reality once in a while. It gives us hope. This was an amazing write :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Wow, this poem is breathtakingly emotional. It has that raw emotion of someone who feels looked down upon, somebody who is determined to be better than those who claim righteousness over them.

Posted 4 Years Ago



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