What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up Part 2


When I grow up I wanna
be strong like a cup

Hold everything up
and never gets enough

Built Ford tough and
can take all of its weights

Section off like a plate
Looking for the utensils
after grace

Just like Cookie for Santa’s
plate, Oreos & milk,
Never stays in its place

So keep a smile on your face,
cause what u wanna be,
when you grow up it’s
Never an End to this Race


  1. Kayelynn on April 15, 2020 at 10:36 AM


    Thank you for this heartwarming poem! I really enjoyed the flow and rhythm of your poem as well as how you were willing to share your hopes of what you want to be like in the future. I also loved how you incorporated a positive message at the end to let readers know it’s never too late to be what you want to be!

  2. JM on November 13, 2020 at 2:27 PM

    Dear DR,

    I really like this poem because it’s so unique and creative. I don’t usually associate cups with strength, but the comparison works in this poem. I really liked the overall theme of this poem because it emphasizes that the process of growing up and becoming the person you want to be is a continuous process. The images you used to express that were all so unique– even though they were everyday objects (a Ford, a plate, utensils, a cup, cookies and milk), they were so surprising because of what they were used to express. I really liked it because it reminded me that becoming who we want to be is also an every day process, and it’s happening even when we interact with mundane, every day things. It helped me look at these small things in a new way. Thank you for writing this poem and I hope you continue to write and share.


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