Chasing Childhood This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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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.
WhingsOfAnOutcast said...
Sept. 24, 2010 at 11:39 am
I LOVE this! amazing but sad
safiregiirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 3, 2010 at 11:24 am
Beautiful and yet bittersweet. i love it :)
Trinalynn said...
Jul. 20, 2010 at 11:17 pm
Absolutely amazing!
AR0093 said...
Jul. 15, 2010 at 12:46 pm

i agree with this poem, i miss childhood.

this is so good :)

peacelovepoetry said...
Jun. 30, 2010 at 11:18 am
i love it!!! and can totally relate :)
Elix3 said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 12:03 pm
One of the best poems i've read , its deffinetly something everyone can relate too while growing up i like it alot :)
Sweet2bme2 said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 11:59 am
this is a really good peom. Most people waste their childhood dreaming about the future but once the future comes they are stuck dreaming about the childhood they wish they had
Annirae said...
Mar. 10, 2010 at 9:08 pm
Captured what you were going for really well! i loved it...
dreamer_believer said...
Nov. 26, 2009 at 10:04 pm
wow. this is an amazing piece. i think a lot of people (including myself) can't wait to be "grown up" but the moment they realize they are...they wish for the innocence of childhood again! you did an unbelievable job capturing all the emotion and writing it perfectly :) the flow was amazing. the content was awesome! 5 stars!!! :) check out some of my work if you could, i would really appreciate your opinion. once stunned by this piece! :) BRAVO!
Katie.T. said...
Nov. 13, 2009 at 6:56 pm
Excellent job! Keep it up...
wimerh said...
Oct. 29, 2009 at 8:38 pm
This piece is amazingly moving!
I think a lot of teens can relate to the fact that they have let their childhood slip away and are trying to grow up too fast. Also, I like the lines " Where are the dress-up clothes?
The trips for ice-cream after school?" because I think it describes the feelings of childhood perfectly and it has an in-depth meaning. I think that you should grasp and welcome childhood because once it is gone, it can never come back. Most people say that ch... (more »)
XxMidnightxX said...
Oct. 3, 2008 at 5:16 pm
i love this poem sooooo much im just 16 sooo i think you made me realize that the age i am now should not be wasted on wanting to grow up and just let myself be a kid
savetheearth22 said...
Sept. 24, 2008 at 2:27 am
This is great poem. Also, I live in Chevy Chase, MD too! It's a small world...
nookiesayshi said...
Sept. 23, 2008 at 7:51 pm
well well well.. good job good job... i was just thinkin how i wish i could be a kid again... wen i was a kid couldn waqit to griw up....
emo said...
Sept. 7, 2008 at 8:35 pm
I think we all let childhood slip away from us, wanting to grow up it makes us forget what we should have been, children till time said no more, we decided to grow up to fast and now we want it back, we want our childhood back.
dee_dee95 said...
Sept. 6, 2008 at 11:19 pm
i can rele understand what you mean in this piece...cause well it's like it really is true cause honestly none cares bout life or matter of fact childhood..cause if your a child then all you want to happen is for you to grow up the very next day... so i really like this piece....good job...
BigDreamer16 said...
Aug. 10, 2008 at 11:35 pm
That's exactly how I feel! From writer to writer, your poem spoke to me. :)
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