The Rocky Road to Maturity

The Rocky Road to Maturity

A state of ataraxia is simply not the norm
when a particular condition has taken you by storm.
It makes you feel ungainly and your customary grace
seems to gather syllables and turn into disgrace.

Moodiness and hormones and pimples and the rest
of the ills that mark this state don’t put you at your best,
and there’s a bigger problem once you survive your pubescence,
for it is just a prelude to the state of adolescence!


Word prompts today are customary, ungainly, prelude, ataraxia (tranquility) and particular.

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

6 thoughts on “The Rocky Road to Maturity

        1. lifelessons Post author

          Girls that age are so full of charm that they are not yet aware of. I love this photo as well…and the contrast of the one one girl who seems aghast over some unseen occurrence nearby.



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