Growing Pains


Someone asked me recently if l would like to be young again and go through a second ‘growing up’ period?

Most assuredly NOT! Once was and is enough for most of us l feel. Another episode from my journey through life!


Growing Pains

Good grief, l remember growing up quite well,
And all the problems associated with it,
Pure and simple it was nothing but hell,
And at times, down right shit!

As a wee youngster life was simply fine,
Nothing really quite extraordinary,
But as l started to get older, there were times,
When some things were simply scary,

Looking back l would have to say thirteen,
Was the year that l noticed great change,
Hair started to appear as l began to teen,
And my Mr Willy became somewhat deranged!

It was like l had developed a second brain,
Between my legs of all places!!?
For it started to think and act very strange,
With thoughts that would leave me in blushes!

By fifteen, l was struggling with acne,
A most unpleasant time it must be said,
Not forgetting constantly being angry,
And arguing with my second head,

Who was always eager to make its’ presence known,
Sometimes at the most inappropriate times,
Causing embarrassments, even in the quiet of my home,
When quite unexpectantly it would wish to climb!

Nothing aided this discomfort, no matter what l did,
Baggy trousers, elastic bands and longer toilet spells,
Mattered not to this defiantly mischievous kid,
Insistent he was to just making my life hell!

Seventeen and life was not really improving,
Working as l was and still he would not let go,
Jumping to any chance that was afforded him,
And always so eager to be on show!

Quite irrelevant to how many times a day,
I tried to seduce him with a jolly good bashing,
He was always insane with desire at such harsh play,
And for ages afterwards l could hear him cackling!

As l got older in my years, discovered did l,
His true cravings and what pleased him the very most,
And soon we were able to explore out and try,
Many different positions in which we became engrossed,

As life has progressed through to where l am now at,
Together we have had one hell of a ride,
Learned l have now how to control and combat,
The beast that lingers on the inside,

But laugh l do when l hear of other young men,
Who say they struggle with growing pains,
For l just smile and say again and again,
This is what comes to the man with two brains!



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  1. One of my favourite movie quotes is “Life is a process, the sad thing about that is you can’t repeat it, and the good thing about that is you don’t have to repeat it over again.”
    It’s a translation from a Hong Kong movie in case you are wondering what the movie is 🙂

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  2. I’d like to do my twenties again. I got into the mentality of being a good little sheep and from age 18 – 36 I worked at the same place. Life dominating job. I didn’t live. I barely existed. Looking back, I have some lingering resentment for wasting my life there.

    But being a teenager again? Heck no. Stressy period of life heh.

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    1. Yes, l offer no resistance to the before twenties wish. Once was more than enough, l had a very adventurous time some good, some bad, some seriously awful, but the 20’s 30 without the really bad bits, l could do everyday for the rest of my life! Thanks for commenting, hope you are well … you know still waiting on your truly Inspired responses ….. 🙂


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