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#80178 - 03/27/05 03:56 AM Just A Boy
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Registered: 03/26/05
Posts: 3
Loc: Illinois
Just A Boy
Walking from chore to chore, I caught a glance and stopped midstride. It was just a boy. Playing, running, energy abound. My eyes saw him hold a twig.
His eyes of youth and wonder saw it as a magic wand.
Under his control, the scepter made sweeping arcs in the air.

I wondered and wished thinking of my past and his future. When is innocence lost?
Time changed the imagination of youth to the productive boredom of man.
Before my eyes, the magic wand became a bat, a pinecone this child’s new baseball.
The ball and bat met, both flew but a few feet. We both saw it had clearly left the ballpark.

The boy caught a glance of me, seeing a giant who paused his busy tasks.
His sparkling eyes viewed me with wonder hoping he would be a man soon,
Powerful, strong, responsible. Little did he know I would love a magic wand to enjoy,
Or the power to transform a stick into a bat.
Just a boy and a man, past, present, and the love of innocence.

#80179 - 04/07/05 12:19 AM Re: Just A Boy
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Loc: Illinois
Just some background about my poem. I wrote it two years ago when I started having memories of my childhood and the flashbacks that went with them. Before the memories surfaced, I couldn't remember alot of my youth. I started to feel cheated out of my past. I realized I never got to enjoy my innocence. As a boy, I looked at adults and couldn't wait to grow and be in charge. Now as an adult I see how much I miss the innocence lost.

#80180 - 04/07/05 01:09 AM Re: Just A Boy
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Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 6845
Loc: Stuck between water, air, and ...
Every boy, yearns to outgrow his innocence and be the man, he can remember his innocence as that of the magic of times when he really had no cares and responsibilities.

Your poem is brilliant, and it captures the, spirit of childhood, where time stood still, and everything could be magic.

Only a childs mind can truly appreciate the beauty of the world, a child is the only one who can really show unconditional love, until it is taken away, and the child urges himself to be the man.

So much we hear of childhoods lost in abandon, of not knowing what went on, I have so much trouble recalling parts of mine, but I remember so much of the magic, just as you did.

It should never have been taken away,

Let this make you strong, as the one you are,


Whoever stole the Sun, put it back and we'll drop all the charges!

#80181 - 04/09/05 12:25 PM Re: Just A Boy
Bobby Offline

Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 1287
Loc: Arizona
Beautiful Poem

I'm healing now, and I wasn't sure I would.


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