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Innocent Fools

August 20, 2011
By xxtennis13xx SILVER, Clarkston, Michigan
xxtennis13xx SILVER, Clarkston, Michigan
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This one’s for that shameless summer
that came and went as fast as your heart through my blind grasp.
This is for the evenings when the sun shown scarlet
as it melted away under the Earth and revealed to us the stars
that danced like fools in love.
This is for the carnival with the roller coaster;
we screamed as it dropped,
and you held my hand all the way back to the top,
where the gay smiles and giddy laughter
filled up our whole world and seemed to make time stop,
if only for a moment.
And this one’s for the ice cream stands with the big umbrellas,
shading out the dangers that can’t be seen by the young
and the harsh hot spears of punishment
that would ruin our taste of innocence forever.

But the shade couldn’t last
all year long. Eventually the time would turn
and the ice cream would melt away,
the sun would sink below the coaster’s lowest drop,
the night would cloud the stars,
and their secrets would rain down through the shattered roof of our foggy twilight.

And when summer turns to fall one must lose what they had
to a routine of boring work and no time for thoughts,
no time to watch the carnival grounds fill themselves with snow
to cover the memories of innocent love that haunt so many young girls like me
in this town of broken promises.

So this is for that summer remembered,
for this note
I left on your front porch
that screams a story of heartbreak
and asks you to change your ambiguous mind. And this
is for hoping you’ll think,
if only for a moment,
of the times we shared that special summer,
and of all we could have had together
in a world of young and innocent summer-loving fools.

The author's comments:
I wrote this as a slam poem, so it doesn't have the same effect here as it did when I slammed it, but hopefully reader's can still capture the raw emotion of a lost summer love, whether they be someone who has actually expirenced this (I haven't...) or just someone who loves reading poetry as much as I love writing it! This is honestly one of my personal favorite poems that I have ever written..

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dreamshaker said...
on Mar. 12 2012 at 4:32 pm
dreamshaker, Clarkston, Michigan
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b-e-a-u-tiful. 'tis all i can say.

I loved it, ****** (I'm not swearing at you, I'm blocking your name, as I'm not sure if you want it released to the internet. Heh)

on Nov. 30 2011 at 5:54 pm
xxtennis13xx SILVER, Clarkston, Michigan
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Thank-you (:

on Nov. 30 2011 at 5:53 pm
xxtennis13xx SILVER, Clarkston, Michigan
9 articles 0 photos 25 comments
Thank-you! It's my favorite too!

on Nov. 30 2011 at 11:39 am
Paramour13 GOLD, Morris, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
When life leaves us blind, Love keeps us kind.

This is great! It's probably my favorite of your poems. You are a very talented writer! Keep it up! :)

Katherine.A said...
on Sep. 11 2011 at 10:08 am
Katherine.A, Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. -- Winston Churchill
Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you plan to stop peddling.-- Claude Pepper
This too shall pass~~~~

Wow i love this poem! good job!