Remember?

Remember the simplicity
Of being sure and naïve?
Being confident and capable
Of whatever you choose to believe?

Not having experience,
Or in turn, the need
To understand distrust,
Or how to disagree.

Remember that first heartbreak,
That confused kind of pain?
That deep red hurt
Leaving a permanent stain?

Remember that first rumor
Spread by a supposed best friend?
Facing the betrayal
And learning how to defend?

Remember the first time
Someone told you “You can’t”?
A seed of doubt taking root in your mind,
Watered by others, growing into a plant?

Remember unraveling
What you thought to be true?
Learning lies surround you,
A tapestry of taboo?

I remember thinking life was an open book,
Only to be disappointed with pain that leaves some for dead;
But I'm recreating my own happiness
A simple, beautiful chain of daisies atop child's head.





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Hazel-daisy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 25, 2011 at 7:19 pm
i love it and yes i do remember! i'm actually still living some of it! i think its really great! :)
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 25, 2011 at 8:19 pm
Haha :) I'm glad you're still living some of it! Thanks for the comment!
 
genesis27000 said...
Feb. 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Yet another great poem from a great writer(: You make writing an art. One, that I hope to master, one day(:

You are an inspiration(:

 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 6, 2011 at 2:07 pm
Aw thank you SO much Genesis. You have no idea how much you inspire me with every thing you say and do :) Love ya!
 
olican16 said...
Jan. 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm
i really love the third and fourth stanza's
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 2, 2011 at 9:54 pm
Thanks :) I like the 4th one the best I think.
 
alanacarlene said...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm

ok first i was gonna point out how the 2nd stanza i really loved but then i loved the 3rd and 4th and all the others after that soooo...THE WHOLE THING IS INCREDIBLE! this is another favorite of my by you. great imagery, the flow is flawless and i just love the metaphors you use they were just perfect!

P.S. another poem of mine got approved it's the one i was telling you about!

 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 18, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Aww thanks so much! :) I really appreciate it :)))

Whats it called?!?! I can't wait to read it!

 
alanacarlene replied...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 5:16 pm
Dream of Alexandra lol
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 9:13 pm
Alexandra? Meaning muah? Haha just kidding :P I'll check it out :)
 
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