Plus Grandir

Train set in the spare room
Board games on the floor
And with your coloured crayons
You can paint or draw
But raggy dolls and broken toys
Are symbols you can gauge
And after thirty years of life
You start to feel your age

I don't want to grow up
Not any more, not to die
I don't want to grow old
Let the child inside me cry

The toys of childhood don't mature
They just get frayed and worn
But in this life it seems *we* must
Right from the day we’re born
It seems there is no time for fun
No place for sentiment
Responsibilities replace
Our happy childlike bent

I don't want to grow up
Not any more, not to die
I don't want to grow old
Let the child inside me pry

The child inside each one of us
Tries always to break free
But more distant with the passing years
So just let it be, be, be .....

There is no harm in feeling young
As songs and photos show
We adults need to smile much more
With faces all aglow.
Forget about time's diary and
The turning of its pages
Life can at times seem far too short
But childhood never ages

I don't want to grow up
Not any more, not to die
I don't want to grow old
Let the child inside me fly

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