G.R. Gaus

Rookie - 0 Points (April 11 1950 / St. Louis)

Restitution - Poem by G.R. Gaus

The day we lose our innocence,
The day we become confused,
A darkened threat of ambiance,
Grips tight a life misused.

Encouraged by our loved ones,
To leave our natural being,
Following a life of reruns,
Ending the life of seeing.

Seeking long and endlessly,
While memories slowly linger,
Wondering lost and aimlessly,
As pain absorbed by a stinger.

Longing for a child’s smile,
Something to remember,
Living in a state of exile,
Life’s long past September.

The day we lose our innocence,
The day we change our rules,
Forgetting our true essence,
Turning us into fools.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

It seems as natural as growing up, but once it’s gone, few find their way back.

Comments about Restitution by G.R. Gaus

  • Silver Star - 3,671 Points Valerie Dohren (4/5/2013 11:49:00 AM)

    We all lose our innocence, but hopefully this will be replaced by wisdom in the fullness of time. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 35,597 Points Gajanan Mishra (4/3/2013 11:27:00 PM)

    forgetting true essence is forgetting Self. good meaning. thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 11, 2013


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