Amazing Kids! Magazine

Growing Up

By Vik Nguyen, Age 16, Ukraine


I used to be a book of fairytales,
but now I am a fish
that swims against the flow
of my life’s river.
I used to be the volcanic rock,
absorbing everything and giving nothing back,
but now I am a glass sphere
reflecting the light of the new dawn.
I used to be a half-empty cup,
And now I am a half-full mug –
Nothing has changed, just my perception.