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At times when responsibilities dawn

She hangs on to the fun she trusts

She searches to remain a sheltered pawn

Not admitting that change is a must


She remembers the assistance she was guaranteed

And believes it will forever exist

She doesn’t consider her actual needs

She concentrates on ways to resist


She assumes it’s a form of punishment

Not realizing the belief in her potential

Eventually, she accepts the replenishment

Realizing avoidance isn’t substantial


As she slowly grows and blooms

She picks up on vast responsibilities to consume


This was inspired by watching my child enter a new phase of life and battling to decide where she wants to be. A narrative poem submitted to dVerse.