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Back to Innocence

October 22, 2011
By Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

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.
Re-change history,
Back when I was that sweet face.

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on Nov. 5 2011 at 5:37 pm
livelovesmile GOLD, Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
I am like a star burst. A juicy contradiction. I'm hard to figure out, but when you get to my center, your suprised! It's not what you thought it would be, huh.

I loved this poem! The ending made me want to cry, very touching. Keep writing! 

By the way I really like your "about you" description!

on Nov. 5 2011 at 2:59 pm
Lauren_Faith996 SILVER, White Planes, Kentucky
6 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Of all the things God gave us, the greatest is hope."
-Dr. Eugene Shoenfeld.

I'd say this is your best work so far! :) One of my favorites. Some of your other work was a bit... off, in comparison to this. Keep writing. Find your rhythm like you did with this poem, blend your words in a way that makes sense. Broken Barbie Doll... that one was choppy. It was distracting to itself. This one, though, was amazing. Good job.

on Nov. 2 2011 at 7:23 pm
skywriter13 SILVER, Washington, District Of Columbia
9 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.”

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
― Anton Chekhov

“The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.”
― Anaïs Nin

Truly heartwarming.  Many emotions are buried into the heart of this poem. You're really talented. :)

irishlass317 said...
on Nov. 2 2011 at 5:09 pm
irishlass317, Jefferson City, Missouri
0 articles 0 photos 134 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I asked Jesus 'How much do you love me?' He answered 'This much.' And He streched out His arms and died."

Very good!!!!!!!! i love it!!!!!!!!! keep writing!!!! :)

Blaker GOLD said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 2:05 pm
Blaker GOLD, Portland, Maine
15 articles 9 photos 38 comments
This is beautiful! You are really talented. It flows really really nicely, and your word choices are lovely. It made me want to cry!

Randa BRONZE said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 12:36 pm
Randa BRONZE, Coudersport, Pennsylvania
2 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you're going to be two-faced, at least make one of them pretty!"- Marylin Monroe

This was sooooo good!! I loved it.