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Forgotten Yesterdays MAG

April 22, 2010
By HowOldAreYou SILVER, Willow Park, Texas
HowOldAreYou SILVER, Willow Park, Texas
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You halt and I go.
Much too fast, way too slow.

Confusion, like the
little train that could.
Giving, the tree that
told us it was good.

Macaroni Mornings,
a childhood routine.
An unfulfilled wish,
a risky trampoline.

Backyard dates,
Fabreeze cologne.
Faking you're asleep,
when we know you're on the phone.

Your name in cursive,
over and over.
Mutation by the sandbox,
a four-leaf clover.

Surround-sound mimicking
every line.
Sticky notes –
What's yours, what's mine.

Pyromaniacs with
exploding Roman candles.
Wheelbarrel rides,
loose grips on the handles.

Cardboard memory boxes,
six inches under.
The earth engulfing things,
a childhood wonder.

Long days,
jumping hugs.
Closet monsters
and lightning bugs.

I halt and you go.
Much too fast, way too slow.

The author's comments:
This poem was written about childhood memories, positive & negative. While writing it, there was a battle between whether to write it from the view of a child, or the view of a 9th grader. It turned out to be a bit of both.

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on Nov. 20 2010 at 5:51 pm
WynterPage95 ELITE, Monticello, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"It's better to burn out than to fade away..." -Kurt Cobain

Oh my god, this is an amazing piece of work! I'm not surprised this got in the magazine. I would've been surprised if it hadn't been!

on Nov. 2 2010 at 9:42 pm
Annibonny DIAMOND, Evanston, Illinois
67 articles 38 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes life takes a path that is hard to walk on, so all you have to do is put on your hiking boots.

this poem is really meaningful! I can see why it got into the magizine! it is amazing!

Karen! said...
on May. 15 2010 at 12:13 pm
This poem is so personal and beautiful. I love it.