HelpMe512

United States

Artist, poet, writer
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Been on WTW since September 2019

"If I wait 'til my tomorrow comes, is the waiting all I've ever done?"
-Ben Platt

Message from Writer

"It's alright, it's okay. You're not a monster just human and you made a few mistakes,"
-It's Alright by Mother Mother

"Know that you are good enough. Please don't give up when things get tough, I know, I know."
-A song from TikTok

i grew up too fast

July 31, 2020

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i've grown up too fast
my childhood
went by
in an instant
and suddenly i am
on my own

i've been called
"mature"
and an "old soul"
but really
i just never had the chance
to be a kid

it's because i was worried
about who i am
instead of worrying
about what game to play

i grew up in constant fear
of being a failure
because my parents expected
nothing less than perfect
so i worried about failing
instead of learning
from mistakes

i grew up too fast
so now i'm the mature friend
the one voice of reason
because i couldn't ever
get the chance
to be a kid
lowercase intentional
this came to mind after i convincingly passed as a twenty-something year old adult on the internet (i'm obviously a lot younger). quick question: how old do i seem from my writing? just curious because i've always been told that i'm mature for my age.

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5 Comments
  • Paisley Blue

    I've always thought you were 17 or 18 or something. You definitely seem very mature. It sucks when people have to grow up too soon. I can relate. <3 All my love to you!


    14 days ago
  • Villi V

    I think the nifty thing is that now that you've figured yourself out you can enjoy the rest of your childhood the right way


    14 days ago
  • Bhavya's Treasure

    Re: You were close too. I'm 17 :D


    14 days ago
  • Bhavya's Treasure

    You've beautifully painted nostalgia and that too in a different way...
    Loved it! <3
    I guess you're somewhere about 16 maybe...? ;)
    How old do I sound? XD


    14 days ago
  • Karma's_Coming

    Heyo. I’d say you sound about 15, give or take. Based on solely writing alone. Amazing piece and I have a question. Have you ever been described as vintage? Have a nice day.


    15 days ago