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I Used to be a Child

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Denali Silverwolf
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0 posted 07-31-2000 12:29 AM       View Profile for Denali Silverwolf   Email Denali Silverwolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denali Silverwolf

I used to be a child
My laughter always on the edge of my lips
My eyes wide with curiosity
My skin tingling with the new sensations
I used to be happy with myself
Able to justify my actions with whim
I was ready to ride the wind
Exploring the world around me as I conquered
Innocence was bliss
And happiness was never a question
I used to be a child
And suddenly the summers faded into winter
The chill of reality made me cold
So I wrapped myself up in a blanket
A cover of cynacism and doubt
The world that I had conquerded now confused me
Things had changed
My laughter seemed to retreat behind the sounds of my anger
My eyes shut tightly, keeping out the harshness of this world
I feared the world as I existed in it
Innocence was lost
Happiness was an illusion
I used to be a child
I was never afraid
But now that I am grown up
it scares me to death

~*Denali Silverwolf*~
© Copyright 2000 B. A. Reilly - All Rights Reserved
chibi_dragon
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1 posted 07-31-2000 12:58 PM       View Profile for chibi_dragon   Email chibi_dragon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for chibi_dragon

True. We often miss our youth when we grow up. I can connect to this.
--Chibi
jwesley
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2 posted 07-31-2000 04:06 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Hey, I really, really like this DS....well written.


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ethome
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3 posted 07-31-2000 04:09 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Very well done Silverwolf.....get out from behind that blanket and write another beautiful poem like this one....you could'nt write this when you were a child...

that's not an order by the way it's a request..
passing shadows
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4 posted 05-02-2004 07:43 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

me too
TexUS
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5 posted 08-07-2004 04:16 PM       View Profile for TexUS   Email TexUS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TexUS

yep--too many days, wish i could go back. Like the way you expressed it-thanks.
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