Wonder | Teen Ink


August 13, 2021
By EvanWang25 BRONZE, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania
EvanWang25 BRONZE, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Happiness hit her like a train on a track.

your wonder spits a ghastly future, child

and hears the mourning wails of naive’s death

a rabbit through and through, skinned with style

dead on bed in the head with the last breath

shall i toy with innocence by the neck

through learning summer concludes far too fast

once i die, i’ll grow back older, a wreck

such is “best” life when the world is too vast

i’ll look forward to wine at nine, silent home

while gripping naivety like a dead rose

the one my first love gave me, but i’ve grown

curiosity plus cat on my clothes

apply concrete to open wounds, onward!

we grow too big for our bones, still, stronger.

The author's comments:

This poem was inspired by the term, "curiosity killed the cat" because my cousin recently told me that I was curious, which is why I tend to pursue things more often. It might sound like a good thing, but in hindsight, maybe remaining innocent and naive would be better in some ways because the more we grow up, the more we lose the magic of childhood.

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on Aug. 24 at 3:33 pm
LovelyUnknown SILVER, Lexington, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"The difference between the novice and the master is that the master has failed more than the novice has tried." ~ Assassination Classroom

I love the idea of how Innocence dies with age and knowledge. The imagery was very fun!