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Time is a Flightless Bird

Updated on June 18, 2014

Time Tried to Fly

It crashed
And died
With the rest of the lies
That we've created
To prevent our anxious nerves
From destroying each other

The aging skeleton

Wrinkles mask 
Inner youth
The elderly
Are children too

Fingers struggle 
To hold onto
The mental pictures 
Of childhood

Its been a long day,
A long life
The blink of an eye
Like children we cry,
We were all born to die


You were just a fetus once
You lost your tail,
Learned to crawl
And cried
Took a stand to fall
You learned to talk

Imagination didn't die
It was just another
Blink of an eye

Youth isn't just for the young
Spring arrives 
Before it was sprung
You'll awake,
As the infant you

In the Eyes of a Dieing Elder
A child is alive,
More than ever

Has no extinction
The body breaks down,
But the heart doesn't weaken

Time took a trip

It sank like a ship
Into the muddy depths 
Its now tangled in kelp,
Shouting out for help...

Adolescence doesn't listen
After all,
Were all just children

Time doesn't bring answers

We learn to love
The life thats been living
Inside of us...

Some of the oldest children
Let the life die
Before the body
This is the finest form of ignorance 


© 2014 Skyler DeCristoforo


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      Vale 3 years ago

      I keep hearing the only way to get clean hasrlems power is by using solar. This is simply not true as the inverters create a horrible field. Why can't we just get 60 hertz like the good old days? It's even wearing out your appliances prematurely. Speaking out about something like this would be considered a crime in China or Russia. I guess that's what we have come close too?

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      Jody R. LaGreca 3 years ago from New York, New York

      This poem is amazing! I especially loved this stanza below. It's very memorable.

      Wrinkles mask

      Inner youth

      The elderly

      Are children too

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Interesting poetry. Well done.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I enjoyed these. Creatively done.