Grown Ups


They have forgotten
They are only pretending
No longer children
Free to be themselves – don’t see
Invisible training wheels


About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on November 6, 2014, in Tanka and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. Imagine we wanted to hurry and grow up. Thinking we would be free when we already were free.

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  2. Reblogged this on Gramma Krackers and commented:
    Ben’s been readin’ my mind again….

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  3. My trainin’ wheels are still visible…. 😉

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  4. Reblogged this (but it’s not showin’ up here).

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  5. If only I had wheels, training or otherwise. Instead I find myself peering into half seen environments that I don’t really understand. You buying me a bike Ben Naga? Will I understand then? Feel the wind in my face? Training wheels or not?

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    • My inner life seems to be where most of my significant journeying goes on these days. All my poems are invitations to go travelling. I have heard it said that travel broadens the mind, but never that it guarantees understanding. Or at least not until we return home. “Second childhood”?

      “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
      – T. S. Eliot

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  6. Oh…I do love those last lines!

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  7. deeper than deeper the inner circles of childhood they try to steal away from children & us olders who are still there.

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  8. Children are always fun to be around for me, but even more so before they learn to put on the mask that we all wear.
    Why do we wear it, I wonder, and is putting it on something we consciously do? I don’t remember when I did, but I watched as my own kids put it on and I felt both sad and powerless to stop it

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  9. Ah, that we could all access our inner child! Of course you know I really like this one. 🙂

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