How soon is now?

March 8, 2012
By , Nokesville, VA
How soon is now?
When will that be?
It won’t be this minute
You’re still in the tree.

When will that be?
When you climb down
Branch by branch
A smile from a frown

When you climb down
I’ll embrace you tight
So safe in my arms
I rid you of fright

I’ll embrace you tight
I’ll kiss your face
And keep holding your body
While we stand in place

I’ll kiss your face
Then take you away
And keep a close watch
From now on while you play

Then I’ll take you away
While you laugh and frolic
But as a mother I’ve failed you
‘Cause I’m an alcoholic

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timevampire This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Honestly, I judged your poem from the first stanza. I was ready to skip it or give it one don't like star. But as I read on it surprised me. The use of the rhymes make it seem at first like it will have no choice but to be flowery and shallow. But it has weight and emotion and reality. I like it. Good job.
SilentBegger replied...
Mar. 14, 2012 at 7:40 am
Well thank you! This was my FIRST shot at a pantoum, so I was really nervous to post it anyway, but thank you for the positive feedback :)
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