March 9, 2011
That pale little hand being led to the bedroom
Those corduroy jeans being tossed to the floor
That innocent smile as he leans in to kiss her
The green of her eyes as they lay down for more
The very same eyes I caught reading Harry Potter past their bedtime.

Those bouncy red curls flattened against the bedspread
Twisted and tangled and coated in gel
Those delicate hands exploring his body
Those tiny girl’s hands, that I knew so well
The very same that shook me awake year after year on Christmas morning.

What happened to the little princess?
The cross country runner?
The sweet baby girl?

The science fair champion:
Arching her back and closing her eyes
gasping and panting and
pulling him closer
To the body I held in the hospital.

The clumsy ballerina:
Being rocked back and forth
Going limp with pleasure
Sighing satisfied
With the voice that asked me for a later bed time.

My rosy cheeked child who loved musical theatre
and wore purple sweaters
is gone.

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K.M.S.Shear said...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 7:28 am
its kind of sad and yet it isnt
drivenbiimusic replied...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 1:16 pm
this is beyond what most  teens already having se.x think about. i mean, clearly, if this 'child' knew what she was doing to her mother, then she wouldn't be doing this behind her back. at least, i hope not. if she has a heart, she'll apologize. i don't even know her, but i apologize that 'Angela' must go through this. :,(
writingmagic26 replied...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 3:19 pm
This is so sad, but so true.  Never stopping to think about the consequences. . .
K.M.S.Shear replied...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm
I see your points. It is sad for the mother.The teen has to make her own chioces that will bring consequences. The mother is the sad part but I belive its her life and she can do what she wants. I'm saying what she did is wrong because it is. I'm looking at the teens point of view when i wrote it sad yet isnt.
kingofwriters replied...
Nov. 8, 2011 at 5:29 am

Wow, you put a lot of emotion into this poem. I liked how you described the girl and everything she did, and it just adds to the emotion.

You did a great job with this poem! Keep it up! :)

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