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Innocence Lost

A journey through someone's life

I watch, I interact, I escape
I peep from behind the darkest cape
I cry, I laugh, I love for a while
I run and play, just like a young child.

My friends are mine and also others
Some I consider as sisters or brothers
We share our feelings, our truths, our fears
As life moves up through several gears.

With childhood receding, I contemplate
Not all I did, it seems, was fate
Was I always told the truth or not
Did I ever wonder, what I had lost?

The strangler’s hands are always gloved
As I suffer at the hands of love
I try and try to make sense of it all
As I balance upon this invisible ball.

There are those that perhaps have led me astray
Manipulated, misled and had me betrayed
Yet you trust once more, as you make new friends
With a cautious and guarded yet watchful blend.

And so does life become impure and infected
And your view of friends and loved ones subjective
Where have you gone, your innocence lost
This life, what has been the total cost?

I am not anyone; I am just me
I now soar through life, look down and see
Lying shattered on the floor, my vanity
That is cloaked in a special kind of sanity.

 

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