December 27, 2012
The pictures reflecting my past,
Show joy, pride,
And ignorance.
How did I not see,
Any of this coming?
But I guess it doesn't matter,
I was a child then.
Now I know,
What is real and what is fake.
I will never make the same mistake,
Now if only I knew,
What mistake not to make.

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lordfarquad said...
Feb. 17, 2014 at 9:19 pm
Lady_Teribithea said...
Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:06 pm
I agree with J1029. This is great!
J1029 said...
Jan. 7, 2013 at 12:17 am
I love this soo much :) It's really cool! I love the last two lines the most!
Aeliss-Novak-the-Zombie-Space-Pirate said...
Jan. 3, 2013 at 9:54 pm
This is a lovely, sad poem. It's well written, and I understand the meaning fully. I can definately relate to this. But, personally, I wouldn't call the naivety and ignorance of childhood a mistake.
KimKendrick This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm
If it isn't a mistake, what is it?
Aeliss-Novak-the-Zombie-Space-Pirate replied...
Jan. 4, 2013 at 11:18 pm
"Ignorance is bliss." Childhood wouldn't be nearly as happy and carefree if we'd known everything we know now. We'd grow up too fast and miss out on a lot.
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