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Back to Innocence
Warm amber sunset,
Tickles through the overhanging willow tree,
Inside the cottage, a small child sleeps.
A tickle of indifference,
No worries or cares,
The world has yet to mar her,
I don’t want to be there.
When that first boy comes,
Breaks open her heart,
Lifts a palm to her face,
And gives her a scar.
When she first meets the monster,
Watches it inject into her friends.
When she buries her first drunk driver,
Thanks God she wasn’t with them.
I don’t want to sit,
As the light dies from her eyes.
As she discovers that life’s not always roses,
That sometimes there’s black and there’s white.
I don’t want to see,
That youthful innocence die.
But more than anything,
I don’t want to have to say goodbye.
I want to go back,
Make time erase.
Back when I was that sweet face.
West Jordan, Utah
Sapello, New Mexico
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You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
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You say you don't remember,
But I will never forget
This is very beautiful and also kind of haunting. I love your word choice and the story behind the words- Even though it is a painful one. You must be talented because you can make something so sad into something beautiful as well. Great job!
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“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.” -J.R.R. Tolkien
“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” -Mother Teresa
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"It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."
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"It can always be worse, so put on a happy face and laugh!" (my own quote) &
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words may scar my soul."
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"If I knew where poems came from, I'd go there"
- Michael Langley, 'Staying Alive'
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When life gives you lemons make grape juice. Then sit back and watch everyone look at you in amazement. :)
Reminds me so much of how I feel about my little sisters that it's not even funny. Great job, though now I'm melancholy, and prolly will be all day, which is sometimes the point of poetry. :) KEEP WRITING, you have the gift of touching heartstrings. And seriously, because I like all your work so much, would you look at some of mine and give me your honest opinion?
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I felt so immersed in the poem while I was reading it. I looove this one so much Easily One of my favorites.
I know this is pretty generic but if you could check out my work I'd appreciate it a lot.
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This too shall pass.
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"You can't help others, if you yourself need help" -my sister ;) love it!
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*life isnt about pretending to be something you're not. It about being who you are and finding someone
who loves every bit of it."
"Life's tradegy is that we get old too soon and wise too late"
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"Pippin: What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn't he?" -
-- The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
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"All conflict in literature is, in its simplest form, a struggle between good and evil." - unknown author.
"All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream." - Edgar Allan Poe
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"Hamlet: Oh God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams." -William Shakespeare
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haven't decided on one lol..sorry
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what is popular is not always right and what is right is not always popular