Staying Gold

June 9, 2011
By Anonymous

Robert Frost said nothing gold
Can stay.
Why?
Love stays for years.
Yes, it must die.
But the gold is still there.
It's essence permanently burned
Into everything.
The bits of child in us,
The time when we shone gold,
Still remain.
Who says nothing gold can stay.
Gold can stay.
Because life is gold.
Life shines like our hearts.
Gold can stay.
If love remains eternal,
It's gold shall gleam
And glow.
Forever staying
Gold.

The author's comments:
Robert Frost's poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" inspired this piece. I actually heard about it from S.E. Hinton's book "The Outsiders", a classic and one of personal favorites

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Flyingfree said...
on Jul. 2 2011 at 9:24 am
I too adore The Outsiders, and thought about this poem a lot. (Nothing Gold can Stay, not Staying Gold) I love your arguement, however.


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