What’s so wrong with your current age?
You haven’t enjoyed being nine?
Another day of it wouldn’t kill you
What’s so great about a teenager’s rhyme?
You can’t drive cars after ten o’clock
Trips to the movies must include boring adults
If one more person gives you cooties
You can’t imagine the results!
Let’s change the focus, my darling
It’s really quite a blessing
My dear, nine years of age is grand
Let’s change your whine and start singing!
Your freedom to enjoy being a kid
Building with Legos, playing house
Older people aren’t encouraged to do these fun things
Your freedom is in the wonder toward what the world is all about
This step for you now is important
Take care to soak up each and every childhood day
It won’t be like this when the years have added up
This step may be the last time others let you play!
Copyright ©2001 Andrew Jack Rhodes