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Farewell to Innocence

Read this if you have the time,
I'm compelled these words to write--
Seems my parent's age of innocence
Is drawing near, the light.

For the poetry and cinema,
And the songs like "Stardust," too--
Are turning to a memory
And fading from our view.

But it was an age of innocence!
I knew it as a boy.
Where has gone the happiness;
And how escaped the joy?

Still the golden age is dying
And it whispered with a breathe--
"Don't let us pass away in vain,
And dye a common death."

So forgive me if I prattle on
But it seems the thing to do--
I placed flowers on the old today,
And will now endure, the new.

Farewell ole age of innocence,
My kind and gentle friend--
Till Buddy and the Teddy Bear
Take the stage and sing again!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 4/22/2014 9:55:00 AM
Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and experience a different way of life when it was not all about technology. It is up to you to share and remember so that the next generation will know. thanks you for your words :)
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Mel Merrill
Date: 4/22/2014 7:49:00 PM
You mean, before cell phones and email? How did people survive? Don't know, but they did, and less stressfully. Farewell to innocence. Hey, that would be a great poem title!