I Am 24

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I am 24
It’s been long since I learned to talk
And long enough since I knew when to shut up

It’s been long since I learned to walk
And long enough since I knew when to sit down

It’s been long since I learned to scream
And long enough since I knew when to stay calm

It’s been long since I learned to lie
And long enough since I knew when to be truthful

I am 24
I am still a young child for my parents
But I am old enough to raise my own kids

I am still young to know who the wrong guy is
But I am old enough to marry the right partner

I am still young to decide for myself
But I am old enough to govern my kids

I am still young to live all alone
But I am old enough to move in with an “unknown” husband

Why this contrast? Why this hypocrisy?
I am 24 but am I too young or too old?

 

 

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. Ben Aqiba says:

    Nice work Yamini!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you ☺️

      Like

  2. Enigma says:

    Amazing, Yamini!
    Enigma 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you ☺️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Enigma says:

        The pleasure is all mine!

        Liked by 2 people

    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you ☺️

      Like

  3. Chi! says:

    Lovely write up Yami!!
    I loved every part of it.
    So real and true.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you ☺️

      Like

  4. this is so beautiful, Yamini!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Nice one. In the middle of transition to understand things.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Kehkashan Sabir Rizvi says:

    You write very well. Dis one is best becoz social topic is my favorite

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much 😊

      Like

  7. Simmi says:

    Made me pause and think.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yamini says:

      It is a thoughtful piece!!

      Like

  8. Chiru says:

    Lovely write up Yamini… You are more matured than your age as per your words you penned down here….

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much 😊

      Liked by 1 person

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