Runner-Up, April 2012 KidPub Writing Contest
You're probably married now,
Advancing down the aisle in a lacy, taffeta gown,
With pure, glorious tears rolling down your face,
As you look at your future who is dressed in a soft, black suit.
You probably have an education now,
Studying for hours by the flickering light of a lamp,
With numerous books published,
And your name on every copy.
You probably have a house now,
With a white picket fence lining the freshly cut grass,
A master bedroom with a gorgeous walk in closet to call your own,
And a blazing hearth filled with a dancing ember, and cloudy smoke curling off the top.
You probably have some friends now,
Companions to stay with you through thick and thin,
Someone to come over with a tub of ice cream when you're sad,
Someone who would confide in you their deepest, darkest secrets.
You probably have a car now,
A vehicle to take you anywhere you wish,
A ticket to your freedom,
To go wherever you please.
You probably have more responsibilities now,
No drinking, drugs or bad decisions,
You must be a role model,
You must live up to your sins.
I wish I could be like you,
Although I know I will be soon enough,
Only fourteen more years to go,
You and I, Me and You.