Poem. Old Head on Young Shoulders.

old head on young shoulders


in all but years

i was so much younger

than i appeared to be –

oft repeated an old head on young shoulders –

i did not understand the expectations placed upon me

based on people’s perceptions of my maturity.

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Who else can relate to this? i used to think I was so smart growing up and superior to those my own age because I was apparently an old head on young shoulders. This was while I was completely confused by children my own age because I did not understand them or was unable to relate to them. My social skills were awful! Being naturally shy and anxious too I was terrified of being the centre of attention.


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