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Loss of innocence

January 5, 2010
By Louis GOLD, Paris, Other
Louis GOLD, Paris, Other
17 articles 0 photos 54 comments

Favorite Quote:
Too much isn't enough.

Knock knock knock
Teenagehood is knocking on your door
It’s time for you to enter a new world
A world where everything is consequential
Where you always feel exposed
Hiding places don’t exist anymore

Knock knock knock
Maturity comes around again
Yet you refuse to open the door
If you let this passenger in
You’ll have to let another one go
The house is too small for you to come

Knock knock knock
Conditions and restraints have come along
Yet why do I have to accept them?
And why can’t I dream and believe anymore?
Like the catcher in the rye
The boy you are must change

Echo echo echo
The footsteps of innocence leaving are ringing
It’s too late to run after them
This passenger will never come back
He died during his voyage
We already all miss his sympathy

Echo echo echo
Your childhood hopes, fears, dreams
All marching away solemnly
They have fulfilled their mission
It’s time for them to go back home
Will you make it without them?

Echo echo echo
A part of your personality left you
It’s a hard blow at first
Yet you’ll accept your new half
Time will help you learn each other
A new life begins for you

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This article has 5 comments.

on Feb. 9 2010 at 8:04 pm
ladytrojan GOLD, Millington, Tennessee
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i love it!

dule05 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 9 2010 at 5:47 pm
dule05 BRONZE, Kraljevo, Other
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I really like it, I think I let you know on facebook about it, anyways I will add a comment here too. It describes very well how one feels while entering a new world, a world of more responsibilities, a teenage world...keep writing!


on Jan. 20 2010 at 7:56 pm
XxForbiddenLovexX BRONZE, Ventnor, New Jersey
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i absolutely love this poem. shoudl get published.

keep writing mate.

-Priy! <3

on Jan. 19 2010 at 11:20 pm
Horn-Player-93, Kemptville, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Each time a man stands up for an ideal...he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and...those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
-Robert Kennedy

This perfectly captures the harsh reality of growing up and making our way through the world.

on Jan. 19 2010 at 8:28 pm
forget_me_not SILVER, Chesapeake, Virginia
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this is such a lovely poem. very true as well.