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"When I Get Older"

 by Mike Hall

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The 737 was moving slowly
Down the runway
On tax day at Denver International

I had just opened a book entitled:
"What Should I Do
With The Rest of My Life"

When a giggling five year old pixie
Seated in row 22 shouted....

Mommy, when I get older I'm gonna....

Suddenly, the roar of the
Jet engines erupted
And I was left to wonder
What she was really
Going to do as she grew older

I closed my eyes and imagined
What dream had inspired her as
We lifted off for Houston

When I get older
I'm going to be a captain
Like the nice man who smiled
At me as we boarded

As I get older
I'm going to be a doctor or nurse
Who helps people get well

When I get older
I'm going to be a teacher
Who encourages kids to believe
In themselves....and their dreams

As I get older
I'm going to find out what I do best
And use my gifts

When I get older
I'm still going to see
Through the eyes of a child
And trust that anything's possible

As I get older
I'll continue to say
My prayers every night
And thank God for everything

When I get older
I'll forgive my parents
And my brother
And never hold a grudge

As I get older
I will celebrate the good times....
Have faith in the bad times....

And praise God -- For each day
That I'm alive.

Click Here to read more poems by Mike Hall

Poem Submitted on 08/01/10

About The Author: Mike Hall

Mike Hall is a long time Denver area tennis coach and teaching professional.

  • He writes poetry in his spare time and is married to Sally.

  • Mike and Sally have a daughter named Carly.

  • Many of Mike's poems are sparked by people rising to the challenges in daily living.

  • Two of his favorite poems (The Darkest Hour & If I Could) are found online by googling Meg Heggie. If I Could was written after my sister in law was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago. To read these poems, click below:

The Darkest Hour  /  If I Could

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