All Grown Up

All Grown Up
When was the first time you really felt like a grown up (if ever)?

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I’ve always felt all grown up since I was 8
I’ve looked after my younger siblings
Little darlings, watch out, they bite!

I did some cooking, mostly breakfast
Fried rice with fish and tomatoes
They said it was scrumptious!

I’m responsible for our merienda
Banana cue or bibingka what a choice
Making sure everyone’s got some.

I first left the country when I was 22
Such a daunting experience, if you ask me
My parents and siblings waved me goodbye.

But there I was in snowy Switzerland
Learning French and looking for a job
Such a big step, I’m proud of myself.

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