Think Otherwise

(Just 5 minutes before I tackle the intricacies of Southeast Asian History)

Its not rare for us sometimes to look at how old we are
And think quietly to ourselves,
‘hey, ain’t I all grown up already?’

As though the numbers actually mean something;

You think of yourself as perhaps an eighteen year old
That is all ready to take on the world after college
With a future to look ahead to
And a university and career waiting in store;

You think of all the things you’re going to get
For yourself
Such as your first car or first house or first dog or
Even your first girlfriend or first job;

Then you get a little lost with all these thoughts
For a while – not long but just a while,
And then you look at the things around you and
The main things that you think about in your free time:

That it was only a few months ago when you were still in school
Wearing maybe a uniform and doing something really immature
Like dirtying your whole mouth eating your favourite ice cream cone
Or just sitting on the slide with your best friend laughing;

And then you can’t help but wonder:
Have I really grown up?
Are the times really bygone now?

In a twinkle perhaps you will realize
That sometimes some things in life never will change:

Your childhood best friend will always stay as your childhood best friend
While your favourite ice cream too will stay as your favourite ice cream
And you’ll always stay the person that you were and are

Except that you may think otherwise.

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2 thoughts on “Think Otherwise

  1. You don’t understand how much I love your posts! How are you so intellectual with putting certain thoughts and emotions so beautifully across through words!? You’re in college right? What do you study? x

    1. I am in junior college right now, just finished my A levels in fact, doing history, economics and literature primarily. well the dream is probably to head into law school at Oxford, but I shall have to see how things go from here after the release of the results in March next year.

      Thank you so much for the kind words and compliments, you sure made my day. Writing is indeed a nice way of putting thoughts across don’t you think? cheers!

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