Friday, January 24, 2020

a coming of age for a teenager

                                                                                                   Author Okras
Image: Young Adult (here)

a shift to adulthood to a higher order
a kind of a swap
a coming of age for a teenager
the stage is set, for being an adult

the brilliance providing a sparkle
the gloss of luster in a glass
isn't it fun to be with older people
a hard liquor bottle goes empty fast

fat chance! without doubt but a conjecture
hoping to mirror an adult is not just yet
for you this is a special birthday dinner
just turned 21, an adult legally you bet!

mindful though a parent is not to fail
you're still very much a child, my child.
no drinks for you, just Adam's ale
you're wondering why?

have tears in your eyes but do remember
you're showered with love in all sincerity
well, we do need someone sober
to drive us home safely

Linda's at d'Verse OLN #258