Innocence | Teen Ink


March 11, 2014
By KaavyaM SILVER, Hyderabad, Other
KaavyaM SILVER, Hyderabad, Other
9 articles 1 photo 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

Oblivious to life, to love, to fear,
Her tiny, wet, fingers curled tight
Gurgles and giggles, a transient tear
The world is my child’s knight

Her cheeks are lit with a rosy glow
As she marvels at an iridescent bubble
The beauty in flowers, of grass, snow
Catch her eye, spark her sudden giggle

Her wide eyed wonder, her ceaseless Why’s
Continue; the universe amazes her
Arms aloft, she runs, she dreams, she flies
And dreams of a happy ever after

Then why, baby, do frowns now crease your forehead
As we once more turn the page?
It’s as though the gleam in your eyes is dead.
Has innocence finally lost to age?

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on Feb. 9 2015 at 10:50 am
AbigailGilgal GOLD, Cloquet, Minnesota
12 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I write for the same reason I breath- because if I didn't, I would die"
~Isaac Asimov

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed."
~ Ernest Hemingway

"innocence" if only we could have it back. I loved it. You have a good rhyming scheme and creative word usage. The only part you should maybe change was in the first line. You said " love" kind of made me pause and be like, wait, the baby doesn't love anyone? but other than that i loved it

on Feb. 7 2015 at 10:08 pm
MysticMusic ELITE, Waterloo, Other
116 articles 0 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” -Mae West
"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things." - Leonardo Da Vinci

The poem contains sparkling innocence with childhood- usually beautified because those who are around children know how adorable and infuriating they can be, yet truthful at the same time. The last few lines gave the poem a darker twist with the passage of time, which was a really nice touch. Great poem overall- loved it.

on Jan. 12 2015 at 1:19 pm
ansem_unlimited PLATINUM, Frederick, Maryland
33 articles 0 photos 140 comments

Favorite Quote:
Thou may think of me as desired, to idolize or villanize me whichever you may choose. but gaze upon me and thou sall not see the husk of a man! for all my sins and all my bliss, i am anything but hollow

awwwwwwwwwww. this was super touching. love it

on Jul. 17 2014 at 12:07 pm
Luv4Ever SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 199 comments

Favorite Quote:
A miracle is just another name for hard work
-Minho in "To The Beautiful You"

a few meter issues yet still I find this piece beautifully amazing

on Jul. 16 2014 at 10:30 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
325 articles 10 photos 1165 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Wow, this was super powerful and just flat out amazing. Please keep writing, we need poets like you in the world. :)

--Em-- GOLD said...
on Jul. 16 2014 at 11:39 am
--Em-- GOLD, Grand Rapids, Michigan
15 articles 0 photos 32 comments
i love it, and i think that innocence has 'lost to age'. such beautiful language

on May. 5 2014 at 10:20 am
BlackbeltJames GOLD, Reading, Other
14 articles 0 photos 193 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isaac Asimov - "Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.”

First of all, sorry this took a long time, its that time of year where everyone is busy at school finishing off courses and coursework.
I can see why you related this to "What I Am No More" as we both tackled very similar themes. You have a big impact on reader, especially with that last line, leaving them to think about it afterwards and more often, as well as relating it to themselves. You also capture the innocence and lack of knowledge very well, as well as the imaginative side of childhood which is hinted at with "she flies" etc. You paint a clear picture in the readers mind of innocence, portraying it beautifully, before you ask where it all went. It was powerful. Good Work :)

dinks PLATINUM said...
on Apr. 22 2014 at 6:37 pm
dinks PLATINUM, Hinsdale, Illinois
28 articles 0 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"and kisses are a better faith than freedom"

The imagery in this poem really allows one to undertand it better, great job! The last stanze really wraps it all together, as you surprise readers with a scary, yet true shift of voice. Love this!

KaavyaM SILVER said...
on Apr. 18 2014 at 2:54 am
KaavyaM SILVER, Hyderabad, Other
9 articles 1 photo 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

Thank you, that means so much to me! Wow, I actually didn't notice that the lines in the second stanza didn't rhyme. Thanks for pointing it out. :)

KaavyaM SILVER said...
on Apr. 18 2014 at 2:53 am
KaavyaM SILVER, Hyderabad, Other
9 articles 1 photo 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

Thank you!

KaavyaM SILVER said...
on Apr. 18 2014 at 2:52 am
KaavyaM SILVER, Hyderabad, Other
9 articles 1 photo 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

Thank you, I can't tell you how happy that makes me feel!

on Apr. 17 2014 at 5:30 pm
DaniJo519 SILVER, Ridgway, Pennsylvania
9 articles 0 photos 9 comments
I really really loved this. That last line was perfect. I wasn't sure how I felt about the lines in the second stanza not rhyming only because it was an inconsistency with structure, however I think that's just a personal preference. But I really just adore thus. The whole last verse was AMAZING

HudaZav SILVER said...
on Apr. 17 2014 at 12:17 pm
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
8 articles 6 photos 390 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

The last four lines really hit me hard, expecially the last line. amazing work! and good descriptions and message

on Apr. 17 2014 at 10:53 am
WinterRose76 SILVER, Ok., Florida
6 articles 6 photos 183 comments

Favorite Quote:
Arise and be all that you dream - Flyleaf

This poem is extremely well-written and delightful to read - I loved it! Please keep writing! :)

on Apr. 11 2014 at 1:58 am
Wondering_About_Infinity SILVER, New York, New York
6 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm nobody! Who are you?" -Emily Dickinson

I liked this poem a lot, but didn't LOVE it until the last line, which, Kaavya, was brilliant. "Has innocence finally lost to age? That is the question."