Innocence Lost

October 3, 2007
By Josh Streich, Valley Cottage, NY

Childhood diminishing

Sense of right turns to wrong

Eyes are opened to a world not described by parents

Social Awkwardness

Stress

Backstabbing, Double-crossing, and Betraying

Gossip

Weight of the world not just on your shoulders

anymore

Outcasted if you don’t conform

Old friends who seemed to respect you

Now glare and smirk at you as you pass

Skin grows thick as more insults pile on

Questioning morals of friends, and even oneself

And never looking back at who you were before


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