Innocence

May 22, 2010
By Valiant GOLD, Richardson, Texas
Valiant GOLD, Richardson, Texas
13 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You look like a bloated, cross-eyed squid with a beard.... well, at least you hair looks right."
Me to my friend Heidi


Remember when
things were easy and carefree
getting high was swinging in the park
caught in the act was mom seeing you sneak another cookie
getting shot just meant a visit to the doctor
being left behind was missing the school bus
a broken heart meant breaking grandma's vase
betryl was your friend not picking you first for kickball
the depths of despair was lossing your favorite toy
shooting up meant getting taller
the problem with boys and girls was catching cooties
race issues were about who ran the fastest war was only a card game
any wound could be healed with a little kiss
And what you wanted most in the world
was to grow up


The author's comments:
I kept hearing little kids talking about how much the wanted to grow up and all the things they were going to do when they were old. It got me thinking of how much I wish I had just stayed a little girl forever without knowing about all the bad things in the world.

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Valiant GOLD said...
on Jul. 11 2010 at 4:50 pm
Valiant GOLD, Richardson, Texas
13 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You look like a bloated, cross-eyed squid with a beard.... well, at least you hair looks right."
Me to my friend Heidi

Thank you very much! I was hoping someone would get the innocence of little kids that I tried to allude to at the end.

REMi93 GOLD said...
on Jul. 7 2010 at 5:46 pm
REMi93 GOLD, Boston, Massachusetts
10 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love Never Fails

I know how you feel! And I love the way you capture a child's innocence. Plus, using such ordinary every day expressions gives so much power to your piece. Terrific!




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