One day When You Grow Up
by Steven Craig
One day when you grow up
you may find that there are things in your life that you need,
feelings and experiences that you can know of in no other way
than giving yourself totally to another.
It need not be in any one manner or culture or voice or creed
but it is the moment that you realize that there is much more
to who you are than what you were just the day before.
One day, when you grow up, you will finally find the elusive
happiness that you are only now starting to reach out for.
When you find it, when you are happy, when you no long rage
against the youth you have spent alone, unloved, unknown,
when you find it, you will realize that everything that has
ever happened to you has been a preparation for the supreme
choice of your life.
To give everything, to please in every way, to love beyond
loving, to care beyond the depths of caring. One day you will
know who you are, what you need to be, who it need be with,
that you are safe, protected, understood, and let free to be
all you have ever needed to know and become the person grown.
But that is one day, and it is not today.