To Remain Safe, a Child Forever

June 7, 2011
Sapling shivers in
wind, dreading maturity.
Stream never gets old.





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Elizabeth-of-rohan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 29, 2013 at 3:26 pm
I, also, fear growing up. You took my feelings and gave them words. Thank you.
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
May 1, 2013 at 8:36 pm
You're welcome Elizabeth, thank you for reading and commenting :)
 
Shilpita said...
Mar. 30, 2012 at 10:57 pm
this is amazing. Few lines truly touched me.
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Mar. 30, 2012 at 11:06 pm
Thank you Shilpita :)
 
leafy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 9:18 am
I love love love this poem, and truly has meaning 5/5
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Mar. 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm
Hantale :)
 
A_shy_dove said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 8:05 am
My God!!! I too felt the same sometime ago. But then I realised that It's not THAT bad to grow afterall. It has some plus points too, if thought about. Atleast our views would not be shooed away by saying "oh.. please do not mind... It's just a child speaking..."  Many more plus points too.. ;-)
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 11:15 am
Yeah, I think I'll remain a child at heart forever. Thanks for the comment :)
 
A_shy_dove replied...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 4:13 am
You WILL remain a child forever in your heart. It does'nt matter whether you want to or not. Everybody does, in their own ways. 
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jul. 29, 2011 at 10:34 am
You are right, thank you :)
 
Christian.a.piper said...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 6:03 pm
I love this poem, its simple but complex in its own way
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 6:07 pm
Thank you, I rather like that description :)
 
Christian.a.piper replied...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 6:09 pm
:D small world
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 11:26 am
What do you mean by that?
 
The.Messenger.777 replied...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 7:56 am
i meant it like, i have the same feeling that you described
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Oh, I see.

What are your reasons for being afraid?

 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 5:58 pm

As I re-read this haiku, I grow rather fond of it. Doesn't the sapling know how wonderful it will be to grow into a beautiful tree? I suppose it will find out. I give it my blessing.

As for the stream, it has little to fear.

 

 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 5:58 pm
No worries, Stargirl, one can always remain a child in his or her heart forever.
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jul. 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm
Thank you, this comment has rather opened some new doors in my mind. A far seer, as always, Raven.
 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 1, 2011 at 8:39 pm
How perfectly grand! Please proceed to walk through these open doors while they are still ajar.
 
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