I'm growing up

I'm growing up

A Poem by Marisa Kathleen Lopez

Dear Mommy and Daddy,
I was born a few days ago,
and I wanted to say,
what a bright and beautiful world
you have set for me to play!
I know I am tiny,
and I can't say very much now,
But Mommy, your gorgeous,
And Daddy, your strong.
I can see your smiles
and I know I can do no wrong.

Dear Momma and Papa,
I went to school today
and I was very afraid.
I didn't like that you left me here,
but I met some strangers
all about my age.
I'm not that tall,
and I don't know a lot right now.
But I learned my alphabet
and to count!

Dear Mom and Dad,
I cried for a long time today.
I'd never know how much it hurt
to loose a friend, and my first crush.
I didn't realize it would hurt,
when people began to whisper.
I don't want to go back to school.
Everyone there is much too cruel.
I hurt myself and I don't want to,
but I feel like I have no choice.
I'm not yet grown,
and I don't know what I want yet,
but I wish I could go to you
and not have to face those disappointed looks.

Dear Mother and Father,
I graduated a few years ago,
and soon I will start a life on my own.
My high school days are gone now,
My college life too.
I'm getting married soon,
And my life is swelling with success.
I can only remember,
All the years that seemed a mess.
Between growing up
and learning,
I wish I realized you never doubted me sooner.

Dear Mommy and Daddy,
I know you cannot read this,
As you have gone away from me for a long time.
But I wanted to tell you,
Your baby has grown up now,
and has their own adventurer with them too.
I know they will grow up big and strong,
smart and fast,
with humor too.
I know I will mess up, and I know I might not always
know what to do,
but I remember, that you learned this too.
From the day I was born to this very moment
I want you to know,
I always thought of you.
I might never have shown it,
But I really do love you.
And as I continue to grow,
I want you to remember its all because of you.

Love,
   Me

© 2010 Marisa Kathleen Lopez


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Wow! What a moving poem. I didn't know what to think when I started reading it but it just grew on me as the baby grew. As a counselor I can say that you did a most remarkable job Ariane. It had some Hit to it. I'm a dad, a son, a brother as well and I really enjoyed your poem! Keep up the good work. (One other thing, as a former teacher, I don't know if you wanted any feedback on spelling.....)

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Wow! What a moving poem. I didn't know what to think when I started reading it but it just grew on me as the baby grew. As a counselor I can say that you did a most remarkable job Ariane. It had some Hit to it. I'm a dad, a son, a brother as well and I really enjoyed your poem! Keep up the good work. (One other thing, as a former teacher, I don't know if you wanted any feedback on spelling.....)

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Marisa Kathleen Lopez
Marisa Kathleen Lopez

El Paso, TX



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