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La Belle au Bois dormant MAG

July 31, 2008
By raeTo SILVER, Evanston, Illinois
raeTo SILVER, Evanston, Illinois
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In the dampness of summer heat
we bounce on that trampoline
in our own secret garden, where the hedges and weeds and sunflowers
are overgrown
look at us,
we are beautiful
we are young
we are alive
we are untouchable
There are memories
when you see time pass by and flow like syrup
we danced through life
do you remember?
We thought we were Sleeping Beauty
guarded by a dragon
saved by a prince.
Childhood is lemonade stands on your block
and Mickey Mouse pancakes and seesaws,
sandcastles
and believing in fairy tales
do you remember
how our mothers found us sleeping on your couch one afternoon
really thinking that princes would come
to wake us up
and we would marry them and dance on clouds and our dresses would change
from pink to blue and back to pink again
well, now we don’t believe anymore
in fairy tales or each other
life woke us up one day, not a prince
it got through the thorns around our castle, the ones that shielded us from reality
when it did
you were you and I was me
and neither one of us
was Sleeping Beauty



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on Feb. 10 2011 at 7:18 am
emoducks BRONZE, Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Life will only be amazing if you make it that way."
-Me (:

This is very true.  A lot of people went through this.  They wish their whole life that the perfect person will come someday, but it usually doesn't... this was a good poem, I really liked it.

on Jan. 24 2011 at 12:03 am
NestingDoll SILVER, Port Hardy, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Some people read about it, some people hear about it, and some people have to pee on the electric fence for themselves" -My Mom

This is one of the best poems I think i've ever read. I love how it started with such a feeling of joy and sweetness then drops away all of the sudden, just like in real life. Amazing job

Squish-y GOLD said...
on Jan. 19 2011 at 6:34 pm
Squish-y GOLD, Springfield, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

wow this poem is very intresting with a very shocking ending

plummer said...
on Jan. 19 2011 at 11:35 am
you used some great poetic devices

vfms1 said...
on Jan. 19 2011 at 8:12 am
I found many similes like "when you see time pass by and flow like syrup"

amg73093 GOLD said...
on Nov. 1 2010 at 10:40 am
amg73093 GOLD, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today."

This was so beautiful, I love how you didn't expect the ending to be such a turn-around. Great job, keep it up, you have a talent

_Tasie_Bear_ said...
on Oct. 9 2010 at 7:05 pm
Hey this is a good poem hope to see mor3 of these !!

_Tasie_Bear_ said...
on Oct. 9 2010 at 7:05 pm
Hey !! LOL !!

Baller22 GOLD said...
on Aug. 18 2010 at 7:03 pm
Baller22 GOLD, New Albany, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Every story has an end, but in life every end is just a new beginning!

check out my poems! please!

on Aug. 18 2010 at 9:02 am
paranomial PLATINUM, Hyderabad, Other
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this an amazing poem...like it a lot :)

on Jun. 14 2010 at 12:01 am
SarahJumps SILVER, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. -E.R

this is amazing. beautifully written- really. so true.

on Apr. 30 2010 at 5:24 pm
mysterywriter11 GOLD, Dickson, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
Reach for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ♥ ♫♪♫♪♫♪
"believe in your dreams, no matter how small or big they are, you might just be surprised... "

I really liked this poem. It captures a child's love for the unrealistic and whatever you want your imagination to hold... idk maybe i got something else out of it.. great poem though :D

on Apr. 30 2010 at 8:18 am
BiancaMarie SILVER, Colchester, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
better loved then lost then never to have loved at all

this is most deffinalyy an ahmazing poem. andd its sooo truee. 

i have to say though i do miss the old days whennn faily tails is alll we thought about.

well anywayss. comments and rate mine please?????


on Apr. 13 2010 at 3:51 pm
MousyNona SILVER, Albany, California
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Favorite Quote:
Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.

Lovely. What more is there to say?

on Mar. 17 2010 at 8:48 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

This is very beautiful.

on Feb. 23 2010 at 10:31 am
MyFairyTaleEnding SILVER, Villa Ridge, Missouri
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This is soooo COOL. This happened to me too. I love how you put Sleeping Beauty in it to compare childhood. It was a fantacy wasn't it? LOVE IT. :)

on Jan. 10 2010 at 4:50 pm
silent-one BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
things arent always as they seem.

wow i really liked ur poem. it reminds me of my trip to disney world. i was upset cuz my childhood fantasy turned out to be just a fantasy. lol

booklover08 said...
on Dec. 19 2009 at 7:52 pm
I completely loved it....so much feeling and by the end i was smiling and a tab bit sad...loved it =) keep writing plzzz.!

LIKEwhoaa GOLD said...
on Dec. 13 2009 at 3:30 pm
LIKEwhoaa GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-Charles DuBois

Great job, there is so much feeling in this poem :)

<3

Kayla said...
on Sep. 22 2009 at 12:30 pm
This is really great. I could relate so much to it, especially the ending.