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A Young Heart

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A Young Heart

Time slows and age runs fast
to try and catch the heart that
remembers how to play and laugh.

The somber and severe become 
sour and jaded with no joy.
Their inner child tossed aside like
an unused broken toy
who's value in repair they fail to see.

Oblivious they proceed without a clue
one of the multitude that pay and pay 
the cost  long after the debt came due.

Lost to their mind so smart the virtues
of a playful mind and a youthful heart
What should be days of joy and ease
now become void of pleasure and peace
as you have now earned the title Old Tart. 

Now you know that I couldn't use the F word.

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  1. Date: 6/17/2012 9:01:00 AM
    Excellent piece of art all around!! Love the message here!!

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 6/17/2012 10:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey nice to hear from you. How have you been? Thanks for your kind words. Huggs TLee
  1. Date: 5/30/2012 12:54:00 PM
    A profound write here Terry.Love it.My inner child is still now playing.

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 5/30/2012 3:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am glad to hear that as those who loose it seem to age and become decrepid so much earlier in life. Thanks again for this review. Huggs TLee
  1. Date: 5/30/2012 11:57:00 AM
    Very nice, that's what i fell everyone does to help and save themselves.

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 5/30/2012 12:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Some people have such a hard time reaching their idea of maturity that they do all they can to be rid of any vestages of their inner child not realizing that to mature this is not required and a tragic loss. Thank you for your kind words and kindness to review. TLee
  1. Date: 5/30/2012 7:08:00 AM
    An exceptional piece, Terry! Great structure, lovely flow and fine rhyming. Words of wisdom indeed!! Best wishes, Keith

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 5/30/2012 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my friend coming from you to me this is high praise. Thank you so much for your encouragement and kind words. Huggs TLee
  1. Date: 5/30/2012 1:45:00 AM
    It's tough to maintain a young heart in a battering society... those that can are blessed... ;-) Terry

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 5/30/2012 5:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Stress destroys the heart and body literally along with it's sidekick pressure. These are the times when we most need to remember how to play and do so on a regular basis in spite of the urge to do otherwise. Your future health and well being may depend on it. Huggs TLee
  1. Date: 5/29/2012 3:25:00 PM
    i cant get a certian person to see that.

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 5/29/2012 3:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have a certain person in my life that I can't get to see this either. I guess being half Irish and full of playfulness has become my curse for the one person I wish to play with has abandon their inner child. This makes things often painful and lonely. Huggs TLee
  1. Date: 5/29/2012 2:41:00 PM
    ... My dear friend John Rhinem wrote a poe titles, The World Is A Vampyre, my dear blessed and beautiful Terry * Hence, yes, it will suck the joy right out of most in its wake, but, the good news is that tis merely a dream that we shall soon awaken from to find as Dorothy Gail once did ... Somewhere over love's everlasting rainbow where bluebirds surely to sing amid laughter and joy, forevermore ... Love, tristen :)

    poet Avatar kash poet
    Date: 5/30/2012 12:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So John ,you are Tristen Now.Good going!!
    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 5/29/2012 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The somber and severe become sour and jaded with no joy. Their inner child cast aside like unused broken toy. You've given me thought to add to this poem so check back. thanks Tristen.
  1. Date: 5/29/2012 2:30:00 PM
    Well said Terry, agree with you !!! - Well done. - oxox Anne-Lise

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 5/29/2012 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Anne Lise thanks for the kind words. Huggs TLee