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^death Of Innocence - Poem by Adeline Foster

^Death Of Innocence

A little girl was playing in the garden 'round her home,
Mischief sparkled in her dark eyes and her curly hair was blond.
Innocent joy rang in the laughter of her happy, playful song:

'Dandelions are as pretty as the flowers that grow high.
I have picked some for you, Mommy, and I want to show you why.
They make tassels on our slippers; we can wear them, you and I.'

Into that happy garden crept a serpent black and long,
Shining sinister in the sunlight as he flicked a jeweled tongue.
Captivatedly she listened to his strange inviting song:

'Stolen candies can be sweeter than the ones your parents buy.
Taste how sweet they are, like honey, as I coil about your thigh.
It will be our little secret as we eat them, you and I.'

Secrets growing in a garden, in among the pretty blooms,
Rob children of their laughter; so that it was very soon
That a mother's heart was sighing a sad, foreboding tune:

'Oh, my daughter was so pretty, and I wish that I knew why
Such a change has come about her that it makes my spirit cry.
Her eyes have lost their glitter and she has not told me why.'

Little girls will always grow up; that, in life, has been decreed,
While secrets locked in childhood are concealed in history.
Yet the scars they are concealing will be sung in misery:

'Why do candies taste so bitter? Why does laughter make me cry?
Why do I have a feeling happiness has passed me by?
I'm living with a memory that will haunt me 'til I die.

Within me lives a memory that will haunt me 'til I die.'

Comments about ^death Of Innocence by Adeline Foster

  • Rookie Thomas Carolan (3/9/2014 5:23:00 PM)

    well you have said it all here the loss of innocence, is a fire that cannot be quenched, for the remaining life
    of a human being well wrote adeline (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 11,700 Points Hazel Durham (10/4/2012 5:14:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem about the loss of innocence and the secrets that can eat away at all of us and change us forever! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 20 Points Mark Normand (8/17/2012 3:37:00 PM)

    Yes i can remember those days when I lost my innocence.Much like the way she does in your poem.I was so bad when I was young and when you have to lie about everything you do and hide all of your activity it is very stressful. I only wanted to do what my parents told me not to. I wish they would have told me to do all the bad things I shouldn't be doing then I would have done the opposite.Kids won't do anything you tell them to.Reverse psychology works well on hard headed kids.I turned out okay in the end I guess. Good poem.poem. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Laughter

  1. 51. ^death Of Innocence , Adeline Foster
  2. 52. ***absent Friends , Sylvi Sylva
  3. 53. Christmas (A Sestina) , Leslie Alexis
  4. 54. Go Ahead....Laugh , Meggie Gultiano
  5. 55. Music , Alexis Rolon
  6. 56. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Her Laughter , Dónall Dempsey
  7. 57. Love, Laughter, And You , Harry J. Couchon Jr
  8. 58. The House Of Dust: Complete , Conrad Potter Aiken
  9. 59. Post Mortem Conspectu , Ezra Pound
  10. 60. Sonnet- Laughter , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  11. 61. A Smile , Jennifer Rondeau
  12. 62. *insanity's Façade* , Timothy Kashorek
  13. 63. La Muse Vénale (The Venal Muse) , Charles Baudelaire
  14. 64. A Baby's Laughter , Cynthia BuhainBaello
  15. 65. The Appeasement Of Demeter , George Meredith
  16. 66. A Prayer , Meggie Gultiano
  17. 67. Their Meaningless Laughter , sarwar chowdhury
  18. 68. I Crave Your Eyes, Your Laughter, Your T.. , Emu Getachew
  19. 69. Laughter Is Infectious , Walterrean Salley
  20. 70. Let Get Laughter Way Out Of Yourself , Morhardt Carmen Mencita Mono ..
  21. 71. Laughter , John Kendrick Bangs
  22. 72. - + - , Edgardo Tugade
  23. 73. And Beholds Freakish Laughter … , Gioom Galen
  24. 74. Define Your Own Theme Of Life , Seema Chowdhury
  25. 75. Laughter , Indira Renganathan
  26. 76. If Tomorrow Starts Without Me , NaNa Nana
  27. 77. Laughter , chandra thiagarajan
  28. 78. Mr Bean , S.zaynub Kamoonpuri
  29. 79. A Meditation On Emptiness , Charles Chaim Wax
  30. 80. Echo And The Ferry , Jean Ingelow
  31. 81. Laughter - Laughter , juahta sitepu
  32. 82. Hold Not Thy Laughter , Sylvia Chidi
  33. 83. Broken , Crimson Love
  34. 84. Without A Laugh Day , Francis Duggan
  35. 85. We Need Some Laughter In Our Lives , Francis Duggan
  36. 86. Laughter , Miroslava Odalovic
  37. 87. Laughter Is The Best Medicine , Rajaram Ramachandran
  38. 88. Laughter , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  39. 89. Sonnet: Laughter , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  40. 90. Evil Laughter , Robert Smith
  41. 91. My Heart Is Broken , Heather Noble
  42. 92. J-Love In Our Ages Love In Stages , Marjorie DeBol DeFazio
  43. 93. Smile...! , Midhu .P. Koshy
  44. 94. Aftermath , Matthew Boisjolie
  45. 95. A Laugh -- And A Moan , Abram Joseph Ryan
  46. 96. Laughter , agnes parker
  47. 97. Laughter Is Life , DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  48. 98. John Betjeman, Poet , Michael Shepherd
  49. 99. When The Laughter Stops , Matthew Holloway
  50. 100. ! ! To A Fellow Poet , Michael Shepherd
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