Innocence Lost

Innocence Lost

A Poem by John Dennis Gillespie

Why can’t we stay young forever?

Young life is more tranquil and innocent.  

A child can dance in a circle of fire by focusing on the bright colors and the sound of the embers.  

Young life is angelic and precious.  

A child fights for more moments under the stars and in the mud without any care or concern. 

Young life is romantic and idealistic.

When a child sleeps, their dreams are consumed with colorful images of their gravest fantasies and wild imaginations.

Young life is brave and courageous.

 A child journeys every day to push their boundaries and rebel against authority.

Young life is delicate and flamboyant.

A child stares into a mirror and notices what they’d like to see and never questions the accuracy of their own opinion. 

Young life is living without fear.

© 2013 John Dennis Gillespie


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I love this poem, and your use of repetition. Keep it up.

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Added on May 26, 2013
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Tags: Innocence, Children, Youth, Poetry