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Back to Innocence

October 22, 2011
By Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

Warm amber sunset,

Tickles through the overhanging willow tree,
Inside the cottage, a small child sleeps.
A tickle of indifference,
No worries or cares,
The world has yet to mar her,
I don’t want to be there.
When that first boy comes,
Breaks open her heart,
Lifts a palm to her face,
And gives her a scar.
When she first meets the monster,
Watches it inject into her friends.
When she buries her first drunk driver,
Thanks God she wasn’t with them.
I don’t want to sit,
As the light dies from her eyes.
As she discovers that life’s not always roses,
That sometimes there’s black and there’s white.
I don’t want to see,
That youthful innocence die.
But more than anything,
I don’t want to have to say goodbye.
I want to go back,
Make time erase.
Re-change history,
Back when I was that sweet face.

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Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 28 2012 at 10:33 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

I love this!!! Everything I feel! Keep up the good work!

on Mar. 5 2012 at 12:11 pm
AngelForeverBleedingLove DIAMOND, Frederic, Wisconsin
65 articles 3 photos 248 comments

Favorite Quote:
You say you don't remember,
But I will never forget

This is very beautiful and also kind of haunting. I love your word choice and the story behind the words- Even though it is a painful one. You must be talented because you can make something so sad into something beautiful as well. Great job!


on Mar. 3 2012 at 5:40 pm
Tornado Misha BRONZE, Ng, Other
1 article 0 photos 53 comments
thanks for that. We can all see it came from your heart.

Kinzi GOLD said...
on Feb. 11 2012 at 3:41 am
Kinzi GOLD, Cairo, Other
11 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” -Mother Teresa

Anyone can relate to this. This was amazing.

on Jan. 10 2012 at 1:35 pm
n3xtusplaya DIAMOND, Honolulu, Hawaii
83 articles 23 photos 232 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."

~Luara Moncur

This is a great poem, i feel so many teens and even younger kids could relate...i wish everyday i could 'go back to that sweet face...'

Ranea GOLD said...
on Jan. 7 2012 at 11:51 pm
Ranea GOLD, Elkhart, Indiana
18 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It can always be worse, so put on a happy face and laugh!" (my own quote) &
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words may scar my soul."

remarkable. its so remarkable that in so little you descibe how ive always felt and how much you have inpacted on all of our hearts is unmeasureable. thank you for speaking from th heart. and please if you have time please check out some of my work

on Dec. 20 2011 at 10:02 am
NovaStar BRONZE, Hartsel, Colorado
4 articles 0 photos 4 comments
Hey great job! I really liked this! Please check ou tmy work sometime, feedback is always appreciated :)

on Dec. 17 2011 at 4:20 pm
inkblot13 PLATINUM, Auburn, New York
41 articles 1 photo 160 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If I knew where poems came from, I'd go there"

- Michael Langley, 'Staying Alive'

Beautiful job, and the comment on here about the heartstrings is true- you really have a gift for tugging at them. Keep writing, your work is awesome

on Nov. 28 2011 at 9:25 am
Lilacs_Smell_Wonnerful PLATINUM, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
40 articles 2 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons make grape juice. Then sit back and watch everyone look at you in amazement. :)

Reminds me so much of how I feel about my little sisters that it's not even funny. Great job, though now I'm melancholy, and prolly will be all day, which is sometimes the point of poetry. :) KEEP WRITING, you have the gift of touching heartstrings. And seriously, because I like all your work so much, would you look at some of mine and give me your honest opinion?


anjx93 SILVER said...
on Nov. 21 2011 at 2:44 am
anjx93 SILVER, West Grove, Pennsylvania
5 articles 2 photos 7 comments
so true about young innocence and the part about the boy breaking her heart, ahhh i love it!

on Nov. 15 2011 at 5:47 pm
mattisonteeter GOLD, Los Angeles, California
15 articles 0 photos 54 comments

I felt so immersed in the poem while I was reading it. I looove this one so much Easily One of my favorites.

I know this is pretty generic but if you could check out my work I'd appreciate it a lot.


on Nov. 15 2011 at 2:26 am
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
45 articles 17 photos 123 comments

Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

Very amazing, true, and to the core. 

on Nov. 14 2011 at 8:22 pm
clumsyteardropper SILVER, Roslyn, Pennsylvania
8 articles 0 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can't help others, if you yourself need help" -my sister ;) love it!

that was amazing.  goose bumps all the way. ;)  terrific job.  it's got a great flow to it.  keep'em coming :D

on Nov. 14 2011 at 2:04 pm
deleteddeletedFoff, Columbus, Ohio
0 articles 0 photos 53 comments's so true that innocence is lost so young, it's a very frightening thought but the truth isn't always sparkles in the sunlight...bravo

on Nov. 13 2011 at 9:14 pm
starlight26 GOLD, Miramar, Florida
11 articles 7 photos 174 comments

Favorite Quote:
*life isnt about pretending to be something you're not. It about being who you are and finding someone
who loves every bit of it."

"Life's tradegy is that we get old too soon and wise too late"

This is so meaningful and inspiring. Great capture of youth. :) You're a great writer

on Nov. 12 2011 at 6:27 pm
SomethingLikeFire BRONZE, Mchenry, Illinois
1 article 1 photo 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Pippin: What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn't he?" -
-- The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

tHIS iS so beautiful. i love it, great job!

on Nov. 12 2011 at 11:44 am
SweetPolarBearHugs PLATINUM, New York, New York
27 articles 0 photos 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All conflict in literature is, in its simplest form, a struggle between good and evil." - unknown author.
"All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream." - Edgar Allan Poe

Really great work, I really like it and I like the meaning of this.

on Nov. 11 2011 at 6:27 pm
gossimergrrl BRONZE, Grosse Ile, Michigan
3 articles 1 photo 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hamlet: Oh God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams." -William Shakespeare



Desti_B SILVER said...
on Nov. 10 2011 at 8:56 pm
Desti_B SILVER, Arima, Other
9 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
haven't decided on one lol..sorry

i like this one too :)!i love the flow and the message..

on Nov. 7 2011 at 3:41 pm
marissa87 BRONZE, Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
4 articles 3 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
what is popular is not always right and what is right is not always popular

you are a very good writer! this poem is really good i like it alot. KEEP WRITING