Back to Innocence

October 22, 2011
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.
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. :)
irishlass317 said...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 5:09 pm
Very good!!!!!!!! i love it!!!!!!!!! keep writing!!!! :)
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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