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Back then
Wanted to believe, imagine
that I could play on the clouds
that the fairies were real
that magic could happen.
But on the plane, Dad whispered
something about evaporated water,
condensation, precipitation.
I wrote letters to Santa Claus
asking for his fingerprints,
and couldn't even pretend
couldn't waste my precious time
believing in things that were simply not
possible.
Caroline found fairy wings on the
playground
and I half-heartedly believed
until years later I was shown the wing of the
disgusting
locust
which bore a strange resemblance
to the quiet wing of a fairy.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.





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thatgirl99This 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...
Dec. 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm:
Loss of childhood innocence is also an inspiration for me.  Your poem truely conveys the transition from child to young adult beautifully. I would appreciate it if you could check out some of my work on this site.  Thank you.
 
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Basya44 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 31, 2012 at 12:15 am:
Yes, Elizibeth. There comes a time when each and every child's innocent and imaginative veiw of the world is shattered. This poem is so real and relatable and written beautifully. I really admire your work and would be honored if you could please take a look at my own poetry. I would love to hear your feedback. Thank you so much for sharing:)
 
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