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So Many Years

So Many Years

Less than 24 hours of “being an adult”

and I feel complete.

As if I have waited an eternity to be here,

in this moment.

Yet, I can’t help but morn, for the child

I lost in the process. No more

building legos till bedtime, no more

believing in Santa, no more

unfazed scraped knees.

Now bedtime is a suggestion,

now Santa is our parents,

now scraped knees have to be cleaned.

But, being clean only matters

when you are dirty,

when you have lived enough

to be marked by a moment

that branded your existence.

I still look up at the stars and wish on them,

I still go on swing sets,

I still write the same

silly scribbles I started when I was 10.

The child in me is not lost,

but playing hide and seek,

in the fog of growing into responsibility.

The funeral I held was not black and blue,

but a bright yellow.

Gratefulness for my past, joy for my future.

A celebration of the life I have lived.

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Mia Dinunzio '24, Editor in Chief of Creative Writing
Mia Dinunzio enjoys writing fictional pieces. While other writers like to focus on certain topics, Mia’s vary. She is open to writing about anything that interests her. Mia is a Senior and her favorite class is English. Her favorite book/movie is Dead Poets Society

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