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La Belle au Bois dormant MAG

July 31, 2008
By raeTo SILVER, Evanston, Illinois
raeTo SILVER, Evanston, Illinois
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In the dampness of summer heat
we bounce on that trampoline
in our own secret garden, where the hedges and weeds and sunflowers
are overgrown
look at us,
we are beautiful
we are young
we are alive
we are untouchable
There are memories
when you see time pass by and flow like syrup
we danced through life
do you remember?
We thought we were Sleeping Beauty
guarded by a dragon
saved by a prince.
Childhood is lemonade stands on your block
and Mickey Mouse pancakes and seesaws,
and believing in fairy tales
do you remember
how our mothers found us sleeping on your couch one afternoon
really thinking that princes would come
to wake us up
and we would marry them and dance on clouds and our dresses would change
from pink to blue and back to pink again
well, now we don’t believe anymore
in fairy tales or each other
life woke us up one day, not a prince
it got through the thorns around our castle, the ones that shielded us from reality
when it did
you were you and I was me
and neither one of us
was Sleeping Beauty

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on Aug. 31 2009 at 9:53 pm
wordweaver96 PLATINUM, Winchester, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
" It is not our abilities but our choices that show who we truly are. "
Albus Dumbledore

See, we really DON'T have anything to fear but fear itself!

this is great and tells the story of so many used - to - be friends out there.

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on Aug. 10 2009 at 11:18 pm
LIKEwhoaa GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-Charles DuBois

AMAZING. seriously, the BEST poem ive read on teenink in a long timee. i love the part about mickey mouse pancakes, cause my mom used to make me those:) come check out some of my stuff pleasee <3

Schubster said...
on Aug. 10 2009 at 6:50 pm
I know a lot of ppl have posted already, but i gotta post too :) brilliant. absolutely stunning poem. it captures childhood so well. Bravo!

on Aug. 10 2009 at 10:28 am
caydence2013 BRONZE, Palestine, Texas
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I thought this was great! You're amazing. Flawless! Please check out some of my stuff and let me know what you think... I would love to have someone with this much talent critique me! I'm not sure how much stuff is still on the site though...

on Aug. 6 2009 at 2:00 am
delizabethl PLATINUM, Linesville, Pennsylvania
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This is when the truth becomes a slap in the face. This is the reality people hide from. This is life.

on Aug. 5 2009 at 9:56 pm
Bubblegum SILVER, Markham, Ontario, Other
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WOW!Dude you're amazing. This poem is definetely the best poem I've read on Teen Ink

on Aug. 5 2009 at 5:08 pm
AubreyTRieder PLATINUM, Clark, New Jersey
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wow wow wow! that was great! this poem was just amazing! keep it up!

tweedle dee said...
on Aug. 5 2009 at 3:11 pm
wow, i really liked this alot! love the reference to the pink then blue dresses!

on Aug. 5 2009 at 1:57 pm
carolinesell PLATINUM, Cedar Falls, Iowa
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i thought this was so good. i still want to dream like sleeping beauty--never waking up to the real world but, sadly, the real world is always going to be there whereas my dreams may not.

on Aug. 5 2009 at 12:58 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

Wow! VERY relatable. This is fantastic! Great job, great patteren, it flowed very well. Nevertheless to say I loved it! Great job. I think my favorite part was "flowed like syrup" because it symbolizes the great picture you paint. I can't wait to read more of your work! P.S. I'd love it if you came by to read some of my work and comment because I would love your opinion! Thanks so much! Happy writring!

kianapearl said...
on Aug. 5 2009 at 5:33 am
wow, that's the best poem i've read in a while. great job:)

on Jul. 21 2009 at 3:41 pm
jay_jayy:D GOLD, Trussville, Alabama
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This was amazing. Loved it.

The first loss of a childhood friendship...

ToriJ BRONZE said...
on Jul. 18 2009 at 10:15 pm
ToriJ BRONZE, ------, New York
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amazing...a perfectly written poem on the bitter-sweet realization of growing up....