What's going on here?

What's going on here?
Well Amanda and Emily both have goals to write more. Amanda wants to write a poem and a half a day for the next year, while Emily wants to write for National Write a Novel Month (NaNoWriMo), which is usually in November, but she is going to do it from now until her mission on May 18th. Here is were you can follow us in our goals! Leave comments, encouragement, and what ever else you feel like.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

No Longer a Child

I am no longer a child.
You must know that.
Or perhaps you don’t.
None of you were beside me as I fought the battles to continue to speak my own name aloud.
Battles that meant life or death.
Honestly, I have fought those battles.
And none of you were there.
But I don’t blame you.
I never did.
I fought them on my own because I thought it meant that I was stronger.
But you must know,
I am no longer a child.
I may have the wide eyes and quick feet
That I possessed as a child.
I may still openly wonder and laugh at the nuances of the world.
I can admit I do not know it all and I am still learning
Because I am young
But I am no longer a child.
I need not be the drab, dry, cold existence expected of most adults
To no longer be a child.
I have my childlike wonder intact
But I am no longer a child.
And you must know that. 

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