June 21: Grow Up

When children wish that they were fully grown
Adults will scoff and say they should enjoy
The carefree years before they’re on their own.
Such sentiments are certain to annoy,

For there’s a fundamental misconception
That toys and sweets are what they would possess
Yet by that age, they’re sure to take exception
To inequality without redress.

For what adult has never felt frustration
At being overlooked or even taunted
When seeking dominance and approbation?
Is this a thing to which one should be wonted?

Besides, ice cream for meals brings finite cheer
Since many flavors do not go with beer.

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