I told you they're not literary achievements!

I've been 16
Forever.
I can't wait
For the chance to say
"I'm 17."

Seventeen
It sounds older-
More mature.
You're no longer
A child.
Barely even a teen
Anymore.
You are looked at
Differently
More privileges
More responsibilities
Less free time:
Job
College woes
As you watch your childhood
Slip away quietly.

….

I think I can be 16
For just a few more days.