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Topic: Adolescence/Teen Years (07/16/09)
TITLE: The Tweens
By Brian Haugrud
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Thereíll be no more days when I break down in tears.
From this moment on my life will be great.
As each week passes on I can hardly wait. (Iím thirteen)
So now whatís happening? My bodies in change.
My parts and my pieces will somewhat re-arrange.
When once I was happy, I now sometimes am sad.
I will disappoint my parents; especially my dad. (Iím fourteen)
My friends want to take me to where I shouldnít go.
But I want to fit in and be the star of my show.
The influence they have seems to drag me astray.
My parents keep warning me thereíll be a price to pay. (Iím fifteen)
Iím ready to drive and have a license in hand.
Finally at last, on my own feet I stand.
I just need a car and the money for gas.
Itís just from my parents that I need the big pass. (Iím sixteen)
I met me this guy who says heís the one.
If I give him my heart he has promised such fun.
But itís more than my heart that he expects from me.
A man of integrity is not what I see. (Iím seventeen)
High school is over and now college begins.
My stomach is constantly on needles and pins.
The fear of the future starts to creep deep inside.
But I remember my upbringing and in Jesus abide. (Iím eighteen)
Iím a big person now and Iím all grown up.
Iím now more than ready to partake of lifeís cup.
I look to the future and the road up ahead.
I pray that by Jesusí hand I am led. (Iím nineteen)
This season of life has now passed me by.
One thing Iíve learned, there are more questions why.
I must put all my trust in the God of all time.
Without Him I canít complete one verse of this rhyme.
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