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life-stripped of innocence
sparrow

"You're young and idealistic, soon
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the winds of time
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will change that,
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mark my word."
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Oh I've heard it all too many times before,
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and is it true? Do you
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all speak the truth, you
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wise women, wise woe men
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sunken in grey words you
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collected like shadows
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of footsteps in the desert?
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I don't want to speak in the recepie-book voice of youth,
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described in "How to Understand Your Child/Young Adult, Volume III",
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or something of the sort, but I can't help questionning
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you- how can you tell me that
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with time I'll have to wake
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up, "smell the coffee", leave
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my dream world and forget
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my knightly quests, direct
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my temperament towards a
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worldly cause.
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Not that I'm planning to dream
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forever, I've just been wondering: even when
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I'm all grown up and all
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realistic, won't I smile the same
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way I did when I was small
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and won't my heart beat faster
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dreaming of the fairy tales which
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captured me before?
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And what, effectively, is innocence, does one
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lose it by learning the hard way
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that not every guy smiles at you 'cause he means it,
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or do we lose it with
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our first tooth? our first kiss? our first...
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physics assignment? or do we
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keep it forever in our hearts and
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feel it in that fragile moment, just before you fall
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asleep and remember
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what it feels like to capture
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rays of sun and watch them
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dance in the palm of your hand.
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29 May 06

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"its not time to make a change
just sit back and take it easy
you're still young
thats your fault
there's so much you have to go through"

cat stevens sometime in the early 70's
 — unknown

:-)
thanks for the comment! I wrote it down...I've always liked cat stevens.
 — sparrow

any more comments or critiques, guys?
 — sparrow

nice work. nice idea. poem'ise it maybe a little more...

http://poetry.tetto.o rg/read/30308/
 — zazza

sorry, it's this one. not the previous link...
 — zazza

http://poetry.tetto.o rg/read/30219/
grrr.... this one!
 — zazza

thanks alot for your comment(s) and the link(s) :-) zazza!
i like your eye /i too

about poemising it more... my idea was to make stanzas poetic and more speech-like in turn. It's supposed to show the narrator's differently formulated thoughts, which also resembles the state of being torn between the "real" world and the "dream world".
 — sparrow

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