Innocence Defined.


Innocence Defined.



is irretrievable,
it passes in

just a few

short years,
and leaves us

in the shadows

of adulthood,
sometimes wine

and smoke
can dull the pain

of the lost years,
but the ultimate

aphrodisiac is


We seek it out

in a woman's eyes,
we make babies

to bask in it again,
we live vicariously

through our children

as they grow,
and we weep

silently for all that

can never be again
when we bounce


on our knees,
and look into

the face of what

we once were, 
and realize our own faces 

are parchment replicas

and faded to be,
far too soon

the boxed up

remains of what
innocence once

blossomed from.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

Very beautiful, there is nothing quite as endearing as the look of innocence. It can steal your heart away. Loved your poem.

Great Job!


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Jen's Solitude 6 years ago from Delaware

I agree MFB, there is nothing better than those moments in our lives that bring us pure pleasure and innocence. Then we go and get older and gradually lose the source of innocence and the ability to feel it.

This one really makes me think, thanks for that!

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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

Doing anything for the first time brings it back. Once it is old hat, then we are old again.

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DREAM ON 6 years ago

I think if we keep looking towards children and understand there fun in the new experiences they have are innocence will never be lost.Amazing thoughts.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Ooooh whee! Another profound capture of life! Thank youSir!

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Rossimobis 6 years ago from Biafra

I had to trace my brother Micky down to this hub,not surprised at my bears but believe me i had none of them some thirty years back,then i use to apply Gin to grow my bears and now i use a kind of powder to take them off.

Nice poem MFB III.

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