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Little Boy Lost

Updated on November 29, 2013

I Still Hear

I still hear voices singing

top of lungs voice

Jackie’s Dragon forgot the words.


I still hear voices shouting

legs and arms flying

down an empty slide.


I still hear voices giggling

chattering and missing teeth

in a cracked turtle pool.


I still hear voices reading

faded Dick and Jane still play

on a braided rug.


I still hear voices screaming

a car, a horn

tire marks still on dandelion grass


I still hear voices whispering

No, it didn’t hurt

tear scars still on my face.


I still hear my voice asking

Why only dragons?

And where are little boys?








Puff the Magic Dragon

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very sad lament Jennifer. Well written!

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Oh thank you Wayne! Your support is too kind! ;)

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      wow this poem is an intriguing tale.. very well told in such few words.. voted CREATIVE!

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Frank. Unfortunately, I had life to draw on for this one. But that is why I write anyway. I am glad that you found it intriguing!

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Very evocative, every word is meaningful and a quiet sadness flows and

      touches us all.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      What a play on on's emotions. Well done! thank you

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      an awesome poem . Sadness, lonely and despair.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you mhatter

      Peach purple

      Travmaj

      Your comments are so wonderful and honor the memory of my friend as well.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Sounds like a poem from a childhood memory and very well done too.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      It is a childhood memory, Xstatic...and I am honored that you think it's well done.

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful and how sad to lose a best friend in such a manner. But your words resonate and your images are beautiful.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you so much! Thank you for the visit ;) and I appreciate your supportive words. Blessings to you ;)

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you again! And welcome! I appreciate that you are enjoying my (and others of course) work!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Such a poignant piece!

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Audrey! It was cathartic to write it, and it eases my heart that people appreciate it! Thanks for the support. Blessings to you.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I love the imagery and the way in which you bring the reader right there with you. Voted up. Kim

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you as well! And that is lovely of you to say!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Such a stunning poetic elegy , my dear Jennifer. The words and imagery were evocative and I see all of this in black and white cinematography as a film in my mind. And that's what great writers/poets always do - they paint that picture in our minds of a time gone by. Sending you my warmest wishes from Colin and his pussycats and listening to the music of the 70's when I was in high school - and yes back then dinosaurs were still roaming the earth , lol

      lake erie time 11:00pm

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you so much Colin! And I may have been in grammar school.....but that music was playing for me too! I am so glad that you liked the poem. Blessings to you .

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Beautifully sad.

      Eddy

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you so much Eddy. And thank you for visiting my little page!

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Beautiful and sad, and you captured that childlike voice so well. Really well-done. ~Lurana

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you , Lurana ! It honors my friend that you think it is well done and I did justice to his memory . Blessings to you !

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      I like the way you repeat the line 'I still hear voices' which gives the impression of an echo...nicely done:-))

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I had commented on this artistically, but I want to add that I am truly sorry for your loss. The reality of experiencing what you wrote (as I just scanned through the previous comments) is sinking in for me. Your friend is absolutely honored by this touching, beautiful, sweet, bright piece. Many blessings and virtual hugs in his memory! ~Lurana

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Truly thank you again, your comments touch my heart. The experience was tragic and sad, but luckily he still lives somehow in my memory and when lovely people like you read and say such wonderful things! Be well, and as always thank you for visiting!

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      What a great way to describe it valleypoet! Thank you for stopping by!

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      vandynegl 4 years ago from Ohio Valley

      So sad, but so well written. I'm sorry you had to experience this as a child.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for your kind words as well as the visit! I appreciate both very much!

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      Jose Velasquez 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      This must have been a very traumatic experience. The last verse threw me off a bit. What was the meaning of it?

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      It relates to a memory......in a song we used to sing, there is a lyric "dragons live forever, but not so little boys" I played with the words a bit....thanks for the visit and the sharing!

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      dreamseeker2 3 years ago

      Awesome, but powerfully sad. I could invision it all...had to be voted up.

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you dreamseeker2! I have to say again that people like the poem. It is obviously very special to me. Thank you for the visit and the votes up!

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      Mike Robbers 3 years ago from London

      As many have mentioned a sad poem but yet so beautiful...You can draw such beautiful emotions from sadness, love it

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you very much. As I have said above, the fact that you think it is well done and that it evokes emotion does honor to my dear friend's memory! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!

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