A Poem by Crusaderscross

Innocence that once was
The enigma of childhood memories

Images of dreams had
Entombed in the elderly place

The gaze of youthfulness passed
Time cannot be halted

The cycle of life at an end
Regrets of looking back

The return of one's self
Feelings of melancholy take over

Reality is cruel
Nothing accomplished

Happiness nowhere to be found
Except in a child's smile

© 2010 Crusaderscross

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This is rather sad, too bad growing old has to be something we dread. Too bad it has to be such a negative? I like your poem, its so true and very well written.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Very beautiful piece, and so true!

Posted 10 Years Ago

This is a beautiful piece, very expressive. Truly everyone can relate to this piece in some way, which is a rare thing in poetry since we humans are all so very different. Lovely write.

Posted 10 Years Ago

I like this one alot. I reckon that many people (myself included) would be happy to be a child again, to return to a time before their dreams and the simple joy of life were smothered by cold reality. Back when the whole world could be a beautiful, endless plain of possibility. First and last stanzas were my favorites. Some very good word choice.

Posted 10 Years Ago

My favorite has to be the last two lines:
Happiness nowhere to be found
Except in a child's smile

It's true, very true. Great job.
And you're welcome for the reviews, I really appreciate mine :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Growing old is mandatory..growing up is not! We all hanker for that time when we didn't have a care in the world..they don't realise it's the best years of your life..lovely poem

Posted 10 Years Ago

The innocence of children is underrated. It is so hard to deal with, the idea that once time has passed there is no going back. It is very hard to see that and to find happiness.

This is a great piece, short and sweet. I really liked reading this!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Strong words and deep lines
"The cycle of life at an end
Regrets of looking back" I enjoyed every line

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on July 29, 2010
Last Updated on July 29, 2010



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