Safe On A Cloud

August 31, 2011
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I wondered as a child
Why the earth was round,
Why the birds could sing,
If I was safe and sound.

I wonder now, in my current state
If I should go back to that world.
Where bad things happened in movies,
Where people didn’t hate.

A world filled with pure childhood joy.
When my best friend was just that little boy.
Safe, on a distant cloud
We were whoever we wanted to be,

Then life started to get loud.

The little boy became a hurt man.
Got lost in the world he thought he knew,
Ran to places he shouldn’t have ran.

Drugs and alcohol surrounded him
Poisoned his imaginative soul
And his world became dim.

So, I wondered for him
Why the earth was round
Why his hopes and dreams didn’t work out.
But I knew with my whole being
That he wasn’t safe or sound.

I knew where he hid his secrets
Behind closets, behind closed doors
And I knew how to unlock
His mind, even more

And I did.

I wondered as a child
Why the earth was round
Why the birds could sing
If I was safe and sound.

But now I’ve seen the world
Things cold, dark, aloof,
I can wonder what I want to,
But now I know the truth.

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bandgeek2011 said...
Jan. 5, 2012 at 9:39 pm
I love this, it reflects what I think a lot. You are a talented writer:)
livelovesmile replied...
Jan. 10, 2012 at 8:07 pm
Thank you so much it really means a lot to me!
Sarahg3 said...
Dec. 30, 2011 at 8:00 am
So deep! Wow, another great poem! (: I also love the one about mirrors & "Girl Next Door" and the new line that you always end with has a really strong influence on the reader, making them rethink the entire poem! (:
livelovesmile replied...
Jan. 2, 2012 at 10:38 am
Thank you so much!
Lexie96 said...
Oct. 31, 2011 at 9:02 pm
I love this and I feel like it's very relatable. Great work... keep it up! If you have the time do you think you could give me some feedback on my work?
Afra- said...
Oct. 12, 2011 at 9:55 am
Wow, this amd eme tear. I actaully do think what it would be like to go back to those times of innonence "Where bads things only happen in movies" loved your poem
Afra- replied...
Oct. 12, 2011 at 9:55 am
srry for the error, was typing in the dark sort of
livelovesmile replied...
Nov. 5, 2011 at 5:35 pm
Thanks so much!
mani(: said...
Sept. 21, 2011 at 7:29 pm
I remmeber this! And it's still amazing. I love it. So much. 
bellabellabellagurl said...
Sept. 20, 2011 at 4:52 pm
This poem was amazing! I loved it and it really inspired me. I hope you get tons of publicity for this :) write more!
Emily zebra buddy said...
Sept. 19, 2011 at 9:06 pm
LOVE IT i like how it started with a point and you came back to it and answered your questions:) i love the occasional rhyme and the point as a whole .....i really like the part when it referenced to bad things happened in movies it helped me relatee
livelovesmile said...
Sept. 16, 2011 at 7:04 pm
Thank you so much!!
Valkeryie said...
Sept. 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm
This is amazing!   I love the structure, the fluidity, and the story.  It made me sad, but totally in a good way.  You really captured the emotions and the voice is perfect for the story.  <3
LiveLaughSing said...
Sept. 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm
This is amazing <3 <3 you have great talent
Tweety Zoey said...
Sept. 12, 2011 at 6:27 pm
it was beautiful, made me tear a little lol...loved it <3
Subliminalpoet said...
Sept. 12, 2011 at 4:55 pm
I love this poem
jojo replied...
Sept. 12, 2011 at 8:29 pm
This is really nice! :)
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