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Warm amber sunset,

Tickles through the overhanging willow tree,
Inside the cottage, a small child sleeps.
A tickle of indifference,
No worries or cares,
The world has yet to mar her,
I don’t want to be there.
When that first boy comes,
Breaks open her heart,
Lifts a palm to her face,
And gives her a scar.
When she first meets the monster,
Watches it inject into her friends.
When she buries her first drunk driver,
Thanks God she wasn’t with them.
I don’t want to sit,
As the light dies from her eyes.
As she discovers that life’s not always roses,
That sometimes there’s black and there’s white.
I don’t want to see,
That youthful innocence die.
But more than anything,
I don’t want to have to say goodbye.
I want to go back,
Make time erase.
Re-change history,
Back when I was that sweet face.

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Lauren_Faith996 said...
Nov. 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm:
I'd say this is your best work so far! :) One of my favorites. Some of your other work was a bit... off, in comparison to this. Keep writing. Find your rhythm like you did with this poem, blend your words in a way that makes sense. Broken Barbie Doll... that one was choppy. It was distracting to itself. This one, though, was amazing. Good job.
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skywriter13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 7:23 pm:
Truly heartwarming.  Many emotions are buried into the heart of this poem. You're really talented. :)
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irishlass317This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 5:09 pm:
Very good!!!!!!!! i love it!!!!!!!!! keep writing!!!! :)
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miss-blondy said...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm:
This was sooooo good!! I loved it.
Blaker replied...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm :
This is beautiful! You are really talented. It flows really really nicely, and your word choices are lovely. It made me want to cry!
mattisonteeter replied...
Nov. 15, 2011 at 5:47 pm :

I felt so immersed in the poem while I was reading it. I looove this one so much Easily One of my favorites.

I know this is pretty generic but if you could check out my work I'd appreciate it a lot.


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