Who Were You Then

The small child
impish grin and twinkling eyes
quietly underfoot
small among the giants
The girl
who believed the boy
"you step off those stairs
I'll kill you"
The teenager
trying to fit in
but you have to choose
wild partier or smart studious one
The young woman
still feeling small
in a big girl body
pretending to be all grown up
The mom
being a wife first
letting them call the shots
but just wanting to play with her babes
The woman
clawing her way out of a shell
filling her whole body
accepting the gritty truth
Maiden, mother crone
all wrapped in one
the cycles of life
carry us back around again

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Poetry
Wild Heart

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