Lost Innocence

July 6, 2014
By MadelineMainn PLATINUM, New Castle, Indiana
MadelineMainn PLATINUM, New Castle, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"I always entertain great hopes." -Robert Frost


Innocence
Has climbed
Out the window
Along with the age of
Long-limbed
Scrawny
Dove-chested
Childishness
Innocence
Stretched tight over ribs
Sternums
Collarbones strain
Smooth
Like a Native American drum
Tinkling laughter and
Sensitive tearducts
Snags
A stitch of clothing
On the windowsill
Goes toppling out
Quicker than I
Eyewitness
The girl with
Previously lost innocence
Expected it to fall
Chipped paint flies
Raining down on the still-pure
Than the blissfully ignorant
Who slumber below
Unanticipative
Of when their time
Will come


The author's comments:
This is basically about that moment (whether it's gradual or sudden) that you realize you're not to innocent anymore and that you then have to look on and watch the world get to the young people around you, too. Sounds very cynical, but really, it's not.

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on Jul. 10 2014 at 1:54 pm
Ariel_Fluffyy SILVER, Los Angeles, California
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Favorite Quote:
"You May Encounter Many Defeats But You Must Not Be Defeated" By- Dr. Maya Angelou

Really enjoy reading this. 

on Jul. 8 2014 at 9:48 am
Sierra_Reigns SILVER, Burnham, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.
-Henry David Thoreau

This is gorgeous! Love it immensely!


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