Once Upon A Time

September 25, 2010
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Once Upon a Time,

the world was different

What seems like trouble, was brushed away,

in careless games, that came each day

Once Upon a Time, we all had dreams,

Dreams we would never, ever let go.

When no one believed us, when no one cared

They kept us going, we showed no despair.

Once Upon a Time, like a butterfly's wings,

we cherished each moment, we never looked back.

Once Upon a Time, like a passing song,

we watched it slip, watched it go.

In a land of magic,

I remember laughing, I remember crying.

Once Upon a Time, I remember not knowing

not knowing that one day I'd look back

And then I'd remember,

Remember and wonder,

how quickly this life, took away what was then,

how I woke up, woke up a little each day,

and how one day Once Upon a Time,

had left me and gone.

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Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 7:50 pm
This is simply beautiful... and wonderful... and all synonyms of those two words! It has the sad beauty of a memory of a happy moment, that went away. It's really well written and blended with emotion. The last two lines are my favorite.
Lola. replied...
Oct. 4, 2010 at 10:11 am
Thank you ^^
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