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Below is the poem entitled HOW WONDERFUL INNOCENCE WAS which was written by poet Andrew Crisci. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Passersby stared at me and complimented mom
for her gorgeous child 
who smiled very tenderly,
and being moved by how 
I sang my nursery rhyme,
they applauded saying, " Oh, it's so pretty! "    

A few days ago, being bored I searched
for a rare coin collection sold
to me by the Bradford exchange,
but surprisingly I found a forgotten picture between
the pages of a book written by James McQueen,   
and in that picture there was me at a tender age.

The more I looked at it, the more that shy and fair child resembled me,   
and being amazed by my discovery,
I started living the thrill of childhood days:
remembering spring afternoons and how wonderful innocence was!

Written by Andrew Crisci
for Deb Wilson's contest, " Maybe I'm Amazed! "
2/ 19/2013

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  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:09:00 PM
    dt behooves us all to go back in memory to those wonderful, carefree, happy days when we were loved and had no worries. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 1:14:00 PM
    Nicely written Andrew. Congratulation on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:43:00 PM
    Andrew, CONGRATULATIONS in Deb's contest!!! ;-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 10:12:00 AM
    Memories can be so precious... Beautifully written poem... It touched me. Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 9:18:00 AM
    How amazing are those little things, almost forgotten, then re-discovered! This one brought such a smile and a tender reflection on our own childish innocence..... if only we could keep some of it forever. Congratulations, Andrew!!