I sit at window sill
tears rolling down cheek
hands supporting face
robbed by the little child
I once was
and will never be
Being young means you think you can change the world with your hands tied behind your back.
The Shipwreck Off Sardinia
Like you could, if you wanted, stretch out your hands toward the horizon of the future and never touch a single terrible thing, your fingers passing through light and twilight and not one glance of your eye spared for shadow.
Wasted on the young.
One never feels youthful in youth, as it is only upon reflection that the contrast between present pains and past innocence becomes stark.
Forgetfulness married tranquility
I'm too old to remember what it's like to be young, and thankfully mature enough not to care.
Technically One Sentence Tanka on Feeling Young That Manages to Rhyme
Knowing how to be
Surprised at what the eyes see,
Something we all do,
But stop as the years accrue;
Stall, thinking we saw it all.
Being young is the illusion of evading death; while wisdom shows you've been running straight into it's arms.
I have never known...
Having been born ahead of time,
I have jet lagged and run this race
where I'm devolving
as we speak...
Perhaps retaining ...
an ounce of sense to babble up
some sacred news at the end
...of this beginning.
Ignorance is Bliss
Being young is playing tag with friends on the playground, oblivious to the homeless man sleeping on the wooden bench as well as the drug dealer making a transaction on the forest trail a short distance away.
To be young is to be completely confident in your possibility, ability, and invincibility while being persistently insecure about who you are and where you're going.