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The cycle of growing up (poem)

Payton Grasser
We are rooted from the same garden.

Every year I get older 

I’ve grown an inch since last I checked 

And my face isn’t as round as it used to be

My voice has started to sound a little more like my mothers,

The beautiful woman I can only compare myself to.


But while I’m so focused on my own growth, I fail to notice

How big my brother has gotten 

How his cheeks are slimming out 

His voice is maturing, too.

I now realize how small he still seems to me, how selfish I’ve been 

not to ask him about himself


If singing to flowers stimulates their growth 

And we are growing from the same garden,

shouldn’t I be singing?

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Payton Grasser, Writer
Payton Grasser is a sophomore. She enjoys creating art, spending quality time with friends and family, and socializing. Payton is looking forward to being part of the Journalism community and making new connections.
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    Damon McMillanDec 13, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Wow, this is really beautiful!