When a child, they are a god to you

They lead, you follow

Bigger, stronger, more confident

Then you grow, begin to catch up

And finally overtake

You want to learn, to improve

But they seem to be stuck in their ways

Even regressing

Unwilling to change, to grow up

They weren’t clever after all

Just bigger and stronger

What a disappointment

My big brother, America

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© Neil Hayes and neilhayeswriter