National Poetry Day | BBC Local Poetry 2018 | Sebbie Mudhai



you wake up one day and it hits you that you are not a child anymore the gaps that were between your teeth are now called adult adult mom and dad don't tell you what to do the government does pack school lunches have become pretentious branches and responsibilities are a new thing but had been gifted to you Peggy tells our ponytails and backpacks are briefcases which childhood hangouts are replaced with new places things have changed you're all grown up you jump on the Network West Midlands the bus route meanders through the city where kids harmonize are at the back the streetlights make the roads look pretty the lady in the front is engrossed in complete Shakespeare it reminds you when you're back in school you lean your head against the window things have changed you're all grown up you

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