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I had a dream last night
Where I saw childhood run away.
I chased it ’til I could no more
And everything faded to gray

What happened to the picnics?
Cotton candy at the fair?
Nobody goes anymore
Too busy to even care

Where are the dress-up clothes?
Trips for ice cream after school?
Now we’re doing homework
Or pretending not to, if you’re cool

I woke up the next morning
Wondering why I was so blue
And I realized it was no dream
I let childhood go too soon.

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Bubbs This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 30, 2013 at 3:05 am:
I wish I could write like you! Xx
 
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InkWriter13 said...
Jun. 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm:
Beautiful writing. Loved every word. I totally relate with this. I feel like childhood slips away quickly from us--especially as we struggle through teen years. I love how you used it as a dream. Superb writing. Great perspective. Great clarity. 5 stars. Would you comment on two of my poems? :)
 
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jellybean said...
Apr. 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm:

kinda like my older sister becuz she got with older guy so ya

 

 
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beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 28, 2012 at 10:06 pm:
Cool~ This is great!
 
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illusions said...
Mar. 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm:
its very realteble! can u plx check me out and comment plz? thnx
 
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LoudDreamerThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Nov. 16, 2011 at 8:40 pm:
I have to disagree with everybody when they say that is was perfect. I think that you kind of threw off the rhyme scheme on the last verse, when I read it I kinda felt like someone jabbed me with thier finger. But otherwise keep up the good work! It's better than a lot of my stuff! I love the subject you chose, I think that you did a very good job of making it something relatable and it was very gereally good. I think a lot of us, myself included, can't help but wonder w... (more »)
 
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Duckie430This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 16, 2011 at 11:01 am:
such a beautiful & powerful poem. i really like this!
 
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maraquette.koss said...
Oct. 4, 2011 at 9:12 pm:
so simple and clean, really beautiful message
 
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Chibbie said...
Oct. 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm:

It reminds me soo much of my life right now. Very good work. I would love  you criticisim in my own work please :)

 

 
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AbhiYNWA4life said...
Sept. 11, 2011 at 5:28 am:
Short But Sweet!
 
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Bushra G. said...
Jul. 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm:

Gosh. Few words, great value. I love this. <3 It kinda got me emotional.

im a fan.

 
Bushra G. replied...
Jul. 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm :
I'd appreciate it if ya'll also give feedback to the recent story i've uploaded and rate it. Constructive criticism is always encouraged also. Thanks
 
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iluff2sing said...
Jul. 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm:
This is a really great poem. It perfectly describes what I feel so often. Kudos!
 
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Music0609This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 2, 2011 at 8:06 pm:
Fantastic job!!! It's soo true. I often think of this too...I wrote a poem about it, but not as good as this :) Keep writing!!! <3
 
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Lindsey B. said...
Mar. 19, 2011 at 12:44 am:
lovely poem. fantastic writing. don't stop because you have a special gift. :)
 
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HaleyDRog. said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 3:40 pm:
Wow!! Really great. I am never let down when I read a new peice of your work! Are are a gifted writer!
 
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lmd_4994 said...
Feb. 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm:
Aw! I really like it!
 
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whateverjulietThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm:
WOW! i loved it!!! absolutely lovet it!
 
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FlawlessLawless said...
Nov. 29, 2010 at 10:19 pm:
Wow!!! this is great!!! loved it!
 
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Erin E. said...
Sept. 25, 2010 at 10:35 pm:
Amazing. It really makes you think about how time is passing.
 
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