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A City of Fools MAG

January 11, 2012
By Kneubeiser4 PLATINUM, Chapin, South Carolina
Kneubeiser4 PLATINUM, Chapin, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Never say goodbye, because saying goodbye means going away... and going away means forgetting. - Peter Pan

The City of our apartment,
had known me as a flower child
of professional wall drawings
and candied curls.

As the world became flatter,
my obsession with china dolls
grew in time to dim the summer haze,
and dancing,
to music only I could hear,
had gone out of style.

A hollow misunderstanding
of smiles visible in photographs
taken by a hand-holder
whose warmth lingers on the subway
I had gotten off two stops earlier.

And I pass familiar strangers
I'm sure have shown up at a family reunion
or two;

They'll give me a look
only children can see,

“You'll never grow up on your own.”
But I think
I already have.

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on Jan. 15 2013 at 9:09 pm
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

I love this! The last stanza is absolutely amazing! I've been reading through a few of your poems, and you have this great way of making me catch my breath. The "I already have" is definitely one of the best lines of yours that I have read. Keep writing!  

on Jan. 13 2012 at 11:27 am
thezebrasgray PLATINUM, Taylorsville, Utah
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