Departure of Childhood

June 21, 2012
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Once I was gold,
But now am black.
Once I was shiny,
But now am tarnished.
The unassuming air of innocence,
Has been exhaled.

My past behind me,
Like footprints in the sand,
Shall soon be washed away.
My childhood gone,
Sailing at sea.
My future unknown,
Beholden to me.

Once I was diamond,
But now am coal.
Once I was carefree,
But now am worried.
The unassuming air of innocence,
Has been exhaled.

And so departs childhood,
Gold today,
But not to stay.
Oh, to stay gold!
What misery,
Is this?
The departure of childhood?

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SimranRazdan said...
Aug. 1, 2012 at 8:39 am

Its really nice and sweet with theme to match-innocence.

i really like the way thhis poem relates to peole from all walks of life and how it paints a sweet memory..

Amazing job!

JoPepper said...
Jun. 28, 2012 at 5:24 pm
I really like your metaphors and word choices! very good job! xD
bigblue replied...
Jun. 28, 2012 at 5:27 pm
Many thanks!
JoPepper replied...
Jun. 29, 2012 at 9:18 am
Oh you're welcome! ;)
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