Grown Up

It’s time you grew up

Adults continually say

What an earth do you think you’re doing

Grow up and act your age

Don’t –

Do that – or 

Don’t do that

The grown ups are heard to say

Inhibiting the imagination

Of childhood and of play

There’s time enough

For children to grow up

Just give them the freedom

And you’ll find soon enough

That they will find their way

Before the joy of childhood

Is by life finally swept away