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A Child's Eyes MAG

March 31, 2010
By swoopingpigeons GOLD, Orangeburg, New York
swoopingpigeons GOLD, Orangeburg, New York
17 articles 5 photos 1 comment

You see the taxi, papier-mâchéd with ads
She sees a magically oversized yellow bug
You see the sidewalk cracks and abandoned shoes
She sees a canyon and a cowboy's lost boots
You see the morning commuters' furious faces in traffic
She sees the mismatched puzzle pieces, cars not yet lined up
You see a caged lion, starved behind its zoo prison bars
She sees the land of Africa, a vast desert stretched to the horizon
You see the night, with its creepy shadows and dark hallways
And she wishes to stay up past bedtime and just once ignore the night-light.

The author's comments:
inspired by innocence

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on Mar. 18 2014 at 6:38 pm
OzymandiasAengus PLATINUM, Bronx, New York
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I love the picture you chose to put with the poem. It fits so well.

on Jan. 7 2011 at 10:31 am
neverserious GOLD, Hadley, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:

i love this =]

Skeezics GOLD said...
on Dec. 22 2010 at 12:04 am
Skeezics GOLD, Eatonville, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
A childs voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who have forgotten how to listen.
Everyone faces obsticals. What defines you is how you overcome them. -J.R. Celski

this is beautiful