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Below is the poem entitled Childhood which was written by poet Gabby Muir. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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To believe 
Or not to believe
That is the real question.
To hold onto hope
Albeit false hope
Just to keep from letting go
Those childhood dreams
Of wishes and faeries
Of happily ever afters
The things that filled
Your adolescent mind
With so much faith
And trust
And pixie dust
The things that shielded you
From the harsh reality
Of life
To believe
And be naïve
To let go
And see the world
As your worst nightmare.

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  1. Date: 7/11/2012 7:42:00 AM
    I am so happy I was able to read your poetry today Gabby. Thank you for sharing your writing with us always. So many diverse poems here and always a pleasure to read. Hoping you will continue to find the inspiration to write. Love, Carol