Innocence | Teen Ink


May 30, 2013
By the_misfit_stars BRONZE, Cedar Park, Texas
the_misfit_stars BRONZE, Cedar Park, Texas
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My name is Innocence
And I am two.
Two years, you ask?
Give or take a few.
I inhabit every child for quite some times.
Though I may fade away,
I leave many a sign.
Signs that leave their mark, forevermore
On the lives of people,
Including yours.
I’m the little voice at the end of the day
Asking, why doesn’t the rain go away?
Why is the sky blue, not purple or green?
Why are those people so nasty and mean?
What is this word? I haven’t got a clue.
Could you tell me, please, why cows moo?
How did sounds come about, like meow and neigh?
Why must people go away?
Why is goodbye harder than hello?
Why must it hurt to let things go?
Simple questions you think,
Though they’re not all they seem.
Maybe there’s truth to them; they go deeper than me.
So look deeper than the surface,
Next time you meet,
A lost child treat.

The author's comments:
I think Innocence is one of the things that makes kids- well, kids. Once we lose our innocence as we grow older or know to much, we can become cynical. Children, even teen, innocence is often smiled at like, aww they're so adorable. Sometimes there's more than meets the eye to us 'kids'. So don't ignore us, or brush us off like we're not important! Because we are, and sometimes our thoughts really are deep, not all they appear.

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on Jun. 6 2013 at 6:05 pm
the_misfit_stars BRONZE, Cedar Park, Texas
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RoyalCorona, I'll definitely take that into consideration. I really enjoyed making this, so i can only imagine what fun I'll have making others (;

on Jun. 5 2013 at 6:21 pm
Sparkles96 PLATINUM, Grants Pass, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
There are two kinds of people in life: The ones you need to fight for, and the ones you should just let go.

Wow, I love this soooo much!!! So insightful, and really, very mature. Wisdom beyond that of a teenager. You're proof that "kids" aren't always the same. It's the few bad kids that give teens a bad rep and make people not want to listen to us, but it's people like you that give me hope for our generation and our future.

on Jun. 5 2013 at 4:36 pm
RoyalCorona SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 290 comments

Favorite Quote:
All of us fave failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. -William Faulkner

Wow!! This is one of those amazing poems that sticks with you forever! I had to add this to my favorites right now!! It is great and I would love it if you could please, please, PLEASE, do this with other human traits like greed, cynicalness, and others!! That would be really sweet!

on Jun. 5 2013 at 9:49 am
Joob-Stache GOLD, Rice Lake, Wisconsin
16 articles 0 photos 96 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't be afraid to take a chance, to take a fall, in the end it could be worth it all<3

Amazing! I just loved it!<3

on Jun. 5 2013 at 9:42 am
freeperson DIAMOND, Burlington, Vermont
59 articles 0 photos 229 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Have you seen the way he looks at you, the way his expression softens and his eyes are like stars...?" - Ara Weston

Wow very powerful :)