A Year Ago


How far have I come from a year ago?

What have I seen and done?


Did I do anything worthwhile?

Or did I waste 12 months in fun?


They smile and say Im a year older now

And ask me if that’s how I feel?


But I feel younger than ever before

Growing up just doesn’t seem real


A year ago 19 was too far away

To think and worry about


I just wanted to enjoy being 18

To laugh and live and shout


But that was a year ago

And now people are looking at me


Asking if I feel different now?

Asking if I feel 19-ly.


Im not quite sure how I feel

Now that I am 1 year older


1 year away from a long ago childhood

1 year wiser, stronger bolder


But at the same time a year ago

I was a year away from being all grown up


And now that it’s a year from then,

I still feel sort of stuck


Am I grown..or still a child?

I cannot tell for sure


I just became used to being 18

And now must act a year more mature


So no I don’t feel older or 19 like,

Not more than I did before


But I will hurry and celebrate it now,

Before 20 comes knocking at the door!


About saharsalman

Aspiring poet. Spectator of life. Words of Whim.
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3 Responses to A Year Ago

  1. words4jp says:

    happy birthday!! You are a lovely young lady – 🙂

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