Telltale Signs of Adulthood

When your face gets more and more wrinkles


and your eyes become deadened without its twinkle


that’s when you know you’re an adult

 

When no one cares about your excuses

It’s all about how you can fix this


that’s when you know you’re an adult

 

When your get so, so many bills


and they start forming a paper hill


that’s when you know you’re an adult 


 

When you still love cartoons, fart jokes, and games


but admitting it becomes more and more lame


that’s when you know you’re an adult

 

When kids look up and call you Mr. and Mrs.


and when you give advice they actually listen


that’s when you know you’re an adult

 

When you know a bit better what to do or say


assess the situation, then jump into the fray


that’s when you know you’re an adult 


 

When you are no longer pulled back and forth by your emotions


And can keep professional in most situations


that’s when you know you’re an adult 


 

When you can take criticism in stride


and not much can hurt your pride


that’s when you know you’re an adult


 

When you can harness the pain of your present and past

As fuel for a better future, to keep steadfast

that’s when you know you’re an adult


 

Growing up is hard


but it’s not all bad


When you can stand up to the challenge


and face whatever crap life throws at you head-on


You’ll be proud to know


that you’ve successfully become an adult

 

This poem is about: 
Me

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