the child is gone

September 23, 2010
By __horizon133 PLATINUM, Portage, Michigan
__horizon133 PLATINUM, Portage, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"laugh, and the world laughs with you. laugh hysterically, and for no apparent reason, and they will leave you alone." anonymous


The child
She is lost
Her mother Is gone
Back
Somewhere
In a hazy memory
Of a campsite?
Or a cookout?
Or something
Maybe
She wasn’t watching
Talking To fast
And juggling spoons
For too many people
The child didn’t like the crowd
To many faces
Smiling False smiles
Their eyes blank
They looked like plastic
The child ran
Down a forest trail
Lined with ivy that itched
Trees
That peeled away like faces
Gray bark
Green leaves
Wood hearts
Silent trees
Bright berries grow in clumps
On bushes
The purple ones
Are good to eat
They burst on her tongue
Full of sunbeams and sugar
The forest beckons
The child is gone


The author's comments:
for all the forest trails i should have followed

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on Apr. 10 2011 at 4:15 pm
Andy Binker Cosen BRONZE, Buenos Aires, Other
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Loved the use of imagery in the poem! Really good! Keep them coming!

on Oct. 4 2010 at 6:31 am
mskullgirl GOLD, Waban, Massachusetts
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All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream -Edgar Allen Poe

This is good! Very mysterious. Keep it up!


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