Must I listen to you?

Yes, I know

the advice

You give me

Helps me.


I'm going

To have to think

For myself

One day.

Must you always take care of me?

Yes, I know

That I'm small and naïve

And I need to be taught.


Eventually I'm

Going to have to

Learn new things

Without you.

Must you always protect me?

Yes, I know

That I always

Act before I think.


I'm going to have to

Face the real world


I know,

That I'm still growing.


Just pause

And think.

If you kept

Treating me

As a child;

How am I

Ever going

To be a adult?

Notice how parents always treat teenagers as children yet expect us to act as adults? Review if like.