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As we're getting older,
Happiness is in the past.
Everyone is changing;
Nothing good seems to last.

What's become of our sweet childhood?
Are memories the only thing left?
Innocent people start to talk of
Suicide, drugs, and theft.

Now the swings are broken;
Boys are breaking hearts.
Death becomes reality,
And best friends begin to part.

No one seems too trusting;
The world is full of crime and lies.
Everywhere you turn,
You meet accusing eyes.

Life's no longer fun and games,
No more endless play.
You realize life is short;
You must cherish yesterday



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AndThisIsReal This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 27, 2009 at 2:59 pm
This is my favorite of the poems you have posted.
The rhythm is good and the meaning is even better and unfortunately too true.
Thanks so much for your comment.
Keep writing. :)
 
Abby:) This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 1, 2009 at 3:00 am
Whoa... I really liked this poem! It conveys a message about what life is really like today simply... and the flow is great with the rhyming. It's a very honest depiction, and I really enjoyed it. (loved the third stanza!) :)
Also, thanks for checking out my poems :D
 
dreamer_believer said...
Nov. 5, 2009 at 11:48 am
wow. i wish i would have found this poem sooner. this is everything i think and feel about, but the way you wrote it was amazing :) the flow is great, and everything you wrote about was true! :) very creative poem and an amazing piece :) one of my favorites! :) love it....5 stars :) check out some of my work, i would really love your work. i am still breathless....one again, amazing job :)
 
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