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Eyes of Forgotten Innocence: Once, When I Was Innocent

Updated on June 13, 2010

Once, When I Was Innocent

The page as it appears in my book. I did the pencil drawing at the bottom too.
The page as it appears in my book. I did the pencil drawing at the bottom too.

Once, When I Was Innocent

I have forgotten what style of poem this is. I had studied quite a few when I was doing the book. I didn't want them to be all free form or AB rhyming. I even did one that I think was unique to myself--Every first word rhymed.

The picture is actually a free hand, pencil drawing I did just for the book. While based on a real person, it is my own work and I hold all copyrights to it, as I do all the text of the book (except the Bible verse I used near the end--but that's kind of obvious).

You can find the book, Eyes of Forgotten Innocence, at any on-line book store. You can also order it from any number of brick and mortar stores, but on-line is faster.

I'm still donating up to $2,000 of the royalties to places such as http://www.cyberangels.org/ and http://www.missingkids.com. I am not affiliated with these organizations, but I wouldn't mind being so. They do some commendable work protecting children.

On to the text of the poem:

Once, when I was innocent,
I ran in the rain as it fell.

Once, when I was innocent,
I held my family in my heart.

Once, when I was innocent,
I looked forward to companionship.

Once, when I was innocent,
I opened my eyes, eager, to the new day.

Once, when I was innocent,
I found fascination in every single grain of sand.

Once, when I was innocent,
I knew what it was to feel safe in the world surrounding me.

Once, when I was innocent,
I had only the scars on my knees and not those that  go unseen on my soul.

Once, when I was innocent.
 

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    • warrioRR profile image

      warrioRR 7 years ago from Rawalpindi Pakistan

      Great Poem

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      RGNestle 7 years ago from Seattle

      Thanks, man.

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      Laura Thykeson 7 years ago from Central Texas

      Awesome work! Thanks for becoming a fan-and welcome to Hubpages! Love both your poetry and your art!

      Laura T.

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      RGNestle 7 years ago from Seattle

      Thanks so much! Thanks for your visits!

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      Chaotic Chica 7 years ago

      Beautiful work! (written and drawn)

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      dracaslair 7 years ago

      ill be posting poems

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      RGNestle 7 years ago from Seattle

      I'll be reading them!

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