Many of us wanted to grow up fast and be free of our parents rules and their choices for us. But now we’ve all realized the adulting game isn’t easy peasy! Wheew! Someday I pray we get it right.

MAMA always stopped me
From moving into danger.
She was always there to catch me before I fall.
She knew like every kid,
My curiosity could run wild.
Why couldn’t I play with fire?
Why did she have to stop me from crawling away from her?
She said no more sweets
And I thought she didn’t love me enough!

Flashback to my puberty years,
And I felt she was trouble!
Complained about every small thing.
Never allowed me to do things my own way.
And I always wished for when I’d be able to be my own person.
Make my own choices,
And be free of Mama and her drama!

Now I’m unbound.
Twas very fun,
Till I realized,
Our choices came with consequences, Sometimes very ugly
I learnt the most expensive thing was freedom.
I realized how everything could backfire!
How you could keep going back for more
Of the things that ruin you.
How your addictions could be sane enough
Till you become so dependent,
That you itch without them.
And I realized recovery wasn’t easy. But relapse was always close enough!

And yet I’m unbound,
Like I’ve always wanted.
But truth be told, I need my Mama. Before I decide to fly away
Truly on my own!
And this time not as a butterfly.
But an eagle!

Just like my Mama.

I would really love to hear your thoughts on the growing up and being an adult experience.

Hope to hear your thoughts and experiences soon!


Day8 of 30days30poems


By Abis Psyche

A young lady with a passion for anything and everything artsy. Painting with words is what I do best. The motive is not to create the perfect picture of emotions, thoughts and feelings. It is to appreciate those imperfect flaws and choices that will always make every story worth telling. My dream is that someday people will learn to tell their stories regardless. Stories heal, and they need to be heard.

10 replies on “UNBOUND”

This is beautiful yet so profound!

Freedom is indeed expensive. Looking back to the days I had to not worry and call my parents incessantly for cash, now I realize how easy it is avoiding calls yet they came through every time.

We will survive. And our stories will inspire others.

Great stuff! Cheers Shag.

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