I'm Still Young

I'm Still Young

A Poem by Norah
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These simple thoughts actually crossed my mind while I was considering what to major in college.

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I’m still young

So young that I don’t know the difference between parsley and coriander

Why are they different yet look the same

Do they have different tastes?

I don’t know I still have to find out.


So young that I don’t know the difference between salmon and trout

Why do they look different yet taste the same?

I don’t know I still have to find out

So young I don’t know the difference between ‘silly’ and ‘lame’

Why do they have different definitions yet mean the same

Well, I don’t know I still have to find out!


I’m still young and don’t know what I want to do

How do you even expect me to know?

At this young age I have important decisions to make; only if you knew,

Knew the pressure I am facing

The ambitions I intend on chasing

I have to make decisions that will determine the course of my life


Oh my, I’m still young and I have to find out

Find out more about myself, wait, do I even like chocolate cake

I mean, do I really ‘like’ it?

I don’t know I still have to find out.

© 2014 Norah


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Wow this poem is nice I found myself smiling to myself reading this. Good piece of writing

Posted 7 Years Ago


I found out early, that you can make friends with girls with just a smile,
I found out early, learning to dance made a big difference along with the smile
I found out early, know the things that people want to know
I found out these things early to get where I wanted to go
If you come from a family without money, you do what you need to do, you cannot by on just your wits alone,
It pays to have the charm when you are not alone


Posted 9 Years Ago


Norah

9 Years Ago

such beautiful words indeed..thank you so much :)
I really relate to this. I remember feeling like this when I was also deciding what to do in college. It took me switching my major 3 times or more to finally figure it out. We're expected to make a life altering decision at such a young age. Also, that last bit is hilarious. Everyone loves chocolate cake xD Nice job.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Norah

9 Years Ago

I am happy you liked my poem..thank you so much for the review !! :)
It's true, at 18, a lot of people....most people....have no clue what they want to do with the rest of their lives. Still, they are asked to choose a major in college and follow a course of study that might seem totally wrong for them by the time they are 22. I liked the whimsical feel of this.....chocolate cake? who doesn't like that? really! LOL Good one, Nora. Lydi**

Posted 9 Years Ago


Norah

9 Years Ago

Thank you so much for reading my poem and commenting..I am very happy you liked it :)
Oh Norah, I love the way your mind works, I can imagine the train of thought - hmm what shall it be 'Architecture or Aniseed', 'Politics or Parsnips' ...lol - Im teasing... sorry

This says so much - it has 'worry for the future' threaded all the way through it but is encapsulated in a bubble of innocent 'coming-of-age' fun, which relieves the pressure on reader and writer, I feel, relieves the tension - done with the style of a movie director who wants to entertain the viewer not scare the crapola out of them.

never change !! :))

Posted 9 Years Ago


Norah

9 Years Ago

I wrote this when I was very confused about what to do in college. I kind of figured it out now haha.. read more
"Knew the pressure I am facing
The ambitions I intend on chasing"

I love this line, keep up the good work!

Posted 9 Years Ago


Norah

9 Years Ago

Thank you so much!
Young in the heart, mature in the spirit and determined in love. An excellent poem...:).......................

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Norah

9 Years Ago

Thank you so much for these sweet words that brought me joy! :D
Sami Khalil

9 Years Ago

You are welcome muchly...:)........................
I don't know if we ever stop finding ourselves. I'm only beginning to feel I know myself. You state the feeling so eloquently.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Norah

9 Years Ago

I guess we never stop finding ourselves in life, thank you for reading my poem Jennie :)
The title drew me to this poem, Nora - though I am not still young, I am still trying to figure so much out as well. I like the subtle allegory in your examples - why do we look the same yet have so many differences? A very thoughtful piece that we all can relate to, wherever we are on the journey. And about that chocolate cake... you'll just have to keep trying it to be sure! :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


Norah

9 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! I am happy you liked my poem Rita :)
So your still finding life
trying to pave the way
I'm sure you love chocolate cake

Posted 9 Years Ago


Norah

9 Years Ago

haha yeah I am still finding life and in fact I do love chocolate cake. Thanks for reading my poems

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