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How old do you think the person who wrote this poem is?

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TimWasMeanToMe · 04/09/2020 08:17

Please help me with this minor argument Grin
How old do you think the author of this poem is?
It’s the second draft. Finished other than missing the 2nd line of the first couplet....

You are my daily sunshine with harmony and peace.

Every night I think of you when I see the brightest star,
So if we’re in different places it doesn’t seem so far.

In my heart I will always find a place for you,
The only thing that’s blocking us is not true.

When I see the smile on your face it makes me feel okay,
And takes me up to heaven every single day.

Together our imaginations run wild and free,
You are the one who will comfort me.

So next time I see you I know I am at home,
But now I think of you and I’m not alone.

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RedRec · 04/09/2020 08:19

About 14

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NataliaOsipova · 04/09/2020 08:19

13?

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ScrapThatThen · 04/09/2020 08:20

60s?

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Grellbunt · 04/09/2020 08:20

Could be any age from about 11

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Bellesavage · 04/09/2020 08:21

A 6yo with pushy parents

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Grellbunt · 04/09/2020 08:21

Why?

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Iamtooknackeredtorun · 04/09/2020 08:21

I would say either quite young or quite old.

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stillfeelingmad · 04/09/2020 08:22

12?

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Medievalist · 04/09/2020 08:22

Could be anyone from a teenager to very old. Anyone who's a bit soppy really!

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SenorPeabodyEsq · 04/09/2020 08:23

Very hard to guess! I can imagine a young child managing the rhymes and vocabulary from age 7 or so, but can equally imagine a 55 year old writing it as a clumsy gesture of love.

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flowerpotsandrain · 04/09/2020 08:23

Extremely similar to something my 30 year old ex sent me when away having an affair.

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AlexaShutUp · 04/09/2020 08:23

Around 10-14?

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Bluntness100 · 04/09/2020 08:23

Young, likely between 10 to 12.

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Tadpolesandfroglets · 04/09/2020 08:24

10?

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Scarby9 · 04/09/2020 08:24

Yes, young teenager.
I recently came across a notebook of very similar poems I had written at that age (then wiped from my memory). I was quite impressed with some, actually, but they are now thoroughly shredded and consigned to the recycling. Too cringe for me to cope with my younger self's outpourings now, although they meant a great deal at the time.

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AlexaShutUp · 04/09/2020 08:25

Writing style looks very young to me (late primary?) but sentiments sound a bit older. Could even be an adult who happens to write like a young child!Grin

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missmouse101 · 04/09/2020 08:25

Yes, young, maybe 11 or 12.

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steppemum · 04/09/2020 08:25

as pp said, anyone from about 10/11
I think the sentences are a bit complex for younger.
it is a bit formulaic and soppy, which suggests teens, but could apply to any age really

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Iamtooknackeredtorun · 04/09/2020 08:27

There are some lines that seem to be included because they fit the rhyme rather than because they convey meaning. If it's a child's work then I don't want to be mean because anyone wanting to write poetry gets a big thumbs up from me.

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CherryPavlova · 04/09/2020 08:28

i Hank it’s not about age but intellectual capacity. It could be a dim teenager, a dim twenty five year old or a very dim and inexperienced forty year old. Something out of one of those funny real life story magazines.

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FoolsAssassin · 04/09/2020 08:28

11

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Teddytwoears · 04/09/2020 08:29

10-12 or a bit younger if theyve read a lot of that kind of stuff

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BarkandCheese · 04/09/2020 08:30

Anywhere from 10 onwards really, could even be younger if they had a good vocabulary, but could also be written by an adult.

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Lockdownseperation · 04/09/2020 08:31
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CarolVordermansArse · 04/09/2020 08:31

10 - 12.

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