4.13.2016

Once I Was Ten Years Old

Once I was ten years old
and you are ten now
such a big girl now
It’s wrong
to call you big girl
you’re a young woman now
I don’t remember now
if I felt like a woman
when I was ten years old
but you grew up fast
You had to grow up fast
I think I grew up fast
but wanted youth to last
for you
Soon I’ll be 50 years old
Never thought I’d be so old
Don’t wanna be so old
Once I was ten years old
and you are ten now
I hope you keep playing
even as you’re aging
I don’t remember playing
Please, please keep on playing
I want to play with you
Can I play with you?
Let’s play

Number 11 in April, for this week’s Tuesday Platform, a quick (and somber, sorry) riff on Lukas Graham’s song 7 Years as presented by Kerry. I’m behind in my April madness! Am soooo sick, lost a whole day to bed yesterday, and was already behind, but I’ll catch up! 

*cough* *sniff* *sneeze*

6 comments:

  1. Oh this is wonderful Marian ... love how you used the song, and just remember to keep playing.

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  2. This speaks for so many of us. We see the ages pass in our children (and the first 10 years go a lot slower than the second, I can tell you). Yes, we need to slow down and play.

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  3. Time is such a slip sliding mystery... play I think is key to a life worth living, no matter how young or old we are. I hope you feel better soon.

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  4. I'm right with you on this. Hope you feel better soon, Marian!

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  5. This is exactly perfect. Loved the insistent verses, just wonderful.

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  6. Like a pleading voice desperately wanting to keep the essence of a child's play alive - especially noticeable in the closing lines.

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