d’Verse Poets Pub Quadrille Monday- Adulthood

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OUR PROMPT WORD: STAND

Infants roll.
Babies crawl.
Toddlers stand.
Children wish a helping hand.
Each their own stride rehearse
To walk.
Once mature, we seek our purpose,
Chase our dreams, and forge wholly unique paths.
Privileged with choices, pride, and goals.

Governance mocks the essence of adulthood.

(44 words)
https://dversepoets.com/2021/08/09/dverse-monday-quadrille-stand/

24 thoughts on “d’Verse Poets Pub Quadrille Monday- Adulthood

  1. Lucy 08/09/2021 / 6:01 pm

    Nicely written!

  2. msjadeli 08/09/2021 / 8:47 pm

    All of that careful buildup only to be answerable to Da Man. What a disappointment for us. The price of security comes at a great cost doesn’t it.

  3. Mish 08/10/2021 / 12:21 am

    Childhood may be the best part of our lives…..

    • Susan St.Pierre 08/10/2021 / 7:46 am

      It’s certainly (when in comfortable surroundings) the most free. Thanks!

  4. ben Alexander 08/10/2021 / 3:25 am

    Wow, that last line really leaves me thinking, Susan! Amazing.

    Yours,
    David

  5. writerravenclaw 08/10/2021 / 5:25 am

    We spend all that time wanting to grow up, but when we do, we miss the freedom of being children.

    • Susan St.Pierre 08/10/2021 / 7:42 am

      For sure. Let’s us know that freedom is as much an attitude as anything. 😉
      Thanks my friend.

  6. Mason Bushell 08/10/2021 / 6:45 am

    That’s really good. The last line hits hard. No matter what we dream, no matter how hard we work, Governance ultimately decided if we succeed.

  7. Beverly Crawford 08/10/2021 / 1:46 pm

    If we feel governancy mocks our ability to obtaiin success, we need to define success.

    • Susan St.Pierre 08/10/2021 / 1:58 pm

      I don’t believe success was mentioned? That’s an interesting perspective. Governance insults the spirit of adulthood. Governance, to a point, is absolutely necessary. Self-governance is the natural state of being for mature humans, though. It occurred to me that the more immature, and unserious, adults are, the less likely they are to feel ‘imposed upon’ by governance. Might be why many Millennials find Marxism appealing? Hmm… that idea needs some more contemplation. Thanks for your comment!

  8. Helen Dehner 08/10/2021 / 1:57 pm

    It’s a long, sometimes arduous walk, but necessary to keep standing/trudging. Well done!!!

  9. Ingrid 08/15/2021 / 1:33 am

    This is a very interesting poem which has got me thinking! Self-governance is something we can all work on…the rest is something we have inflicted upon us, more or less.

    • Susan St.Pierre 08/15/2021 / 1:39 pm

      Thanks very much! If you think of people as a ‘group’, rather than each a unique individual, it’s much easier to feel one-size-fits-all rules can work. Those who govern often promote group identities for their own benefit alone. 😉

      • Ingrid 08/15/2021 / 1:41 pm

        Very true!

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