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To Be Little

February 17, 2010
By TheOnlyWritician GOLD, Clermont, Florida
TheOnlyWritician GOLD, Clermont, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
We loved with a love that was more than love. -Edgar Allen Poe

I wish to be that little child
Without the wait on their shoulders
To be free from hatred and pain
To fill voids with smiles

I wish to remember what is was like
To believe in endless fairytales
To laugh at my shapeful shadows
And ride bikes until the pedals went on strike

I wish to be a child again
To never have to rid of dreams
To have a soul like everyone else
And love my old best friend like I once did

All that I wish has somehow disappeared
That little child faded away
That remembrance of that little kid is...
Now who I wish to be

The author's comments:
Even though being older shows maturity. How I long to be inmature like a child.

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on Aug. 28 2010 at 4:10 pm
singing4ever GOLD, San Francisco, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Those who wish to sing always find a song." And, as a close second, "I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library."

Exactly how i feel on a daily basis. Great!

on Jul. 28 2010 at 11:03 am
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

This was probably  my favorite poem yet, because I can relate to it so well.  I still wish I could go back to being a child, and this poem perfectly captured those feelings.

on Jun. 30 2010 at 1:11 pm
sleeplessdreamer PLATINUM, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I have always wanted to write in such a way that people say, 'I have always thought that but never found the words for it.'" -anonymous

I agree with little-miss-sunshine. I was completely captivated by your first two verses, but the last two were kind of... all over the place I guess. I get what you wanted to say, but you didn't get them out very well. Rearrange a little on the last two and you have a great poem! Keep up the work!


And check out my work if you ever get the chance!


on Feb. 23 2010 at 6:31 pm
Lost-In-Life GOLD, Whitby, Other
11 articles 0 photos 299 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's never to late, if it weren't for the last minute many things would never get done!

This is a great poem with a very relatable meaning. The last 2 verses could be worked on a little but they are the most meaningful, so don't change them too much. Other than that fantastic.