January 17, 2011

354. Innocence Lost: Sad New Life

There is your sweet prom date,
Up there, high on the stage,
For all the world to see
What you saw before them all.

Those cute girlish giggles,
The shyness as she tried to conceal
With those cute little fingers
What the world gazes upon today.

That now damnable childish laughter
That once was all your own,
Forever belongs to them now,
Forever tarnished by this tempting world.

Gone is that girlish innocence,
Gone is that long, beautiful green satin gown,
Replaced with abhorred innocence lost,
Replaced with nothing more than all too transparent lace.

So short a time has passed,
Not even two years fully gone by,
Since cuddly teddy bears were exchanged
For the stage, for the lights, for it all.

Turn away now, my sullen friend,
And lament for the years to come,
As the innocence you fought to end
Has not only faded, but now, is completely gone.

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