To Be Little

February 17, 2010
I wish to be that little child
Without the wait on their shoulders
To be free from hatred and pain
To fill voids with smiles

I wish to remember what is was like
To believe in endless fairytales
To laugh at my shapeful shadows
And ride bikes until the pedals went on strike

I wish to be a child again
To never have to rid of dreams
To have a soul like everyone else
And love my old best friend like I once did

All that I wish has somehow disappeared
That little child faded away
That remembrance of that little kid is...
Now who I wish to be

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singing4ever said...
Aug. 28, 2010 at 4:10 pm
Exactly how i feel on a daily basis. Great!
gymbabe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 28, 2010 at 11:03 am
This was probably  my favorite poem yet, because I can relate to it so well.  I still wish I could go back to being a child, and this poem perfectly captured those feelings.
sleeplessdreamer said...
Jun. 30, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I agree with little-miss-sunshine. I was completely captivated by your first two verses, but the last two were kind of... all over the place I guess. I get what you wanted to say, but you didn't get them out very well. Rearrange a little on the last two and you have a great poem! Keep up the work!


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little-miss-sunshine said...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 6:31 pm
This is a great poem with a very relatable meaning. The last 2 verses could be worked on a little but they are the most meaningful, so don't change them too much. Other than that fantastic.
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