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The days of youth have absconded
into the folds of forgotten memory.
Times when ignorance was bliss
Incompatible innocence - only temporary.

The chapters continue to write themselves,
never-ceasing in their progression.
Stars faded into broken shards
as age summoned its restriction.

Responsibility--
Tying down diamond-eyed children
into burdened and weary adults
where giggles with smiles are hidden.

The days of youth have long departed
where may have abused the tender-hearted.
The beauty of youth had a hiccup
when we believed we wanted to grow up.
This was my homework for my English class. We were to write a elegy about something that is gone and we miss. I took a deeper tone and wrote about this.

I keep changing a word here and there, I am quite paranoid about my first English assignment.
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Beautiful and sad, those hiccups. I'd like to think we can still find Never Land. ^^
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Extranzia Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you, and I agree entirely. :)
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
You're welcome! ^^
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Romana201 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ain't that the truth.
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Extranzia Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Writer
:)
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JoyfulSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful, love, and much more deep than what most people your age would write. Don't be paranoid, your teacher will love it. :heart:

Unless there is a certain requirement for how long it should be, or a standard for what makes up an elegeic poem (such as rhythm, rhyme, and length).
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Extranzia Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you lovely. :)

The main requirement was minimum of 12 lines, minimum of two cases of: alliteration, caesuras and kennings. No biggie.
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JoyfulSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
See? You got this. =D
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Extranzia Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Writer
20/20 and more of teacher's pet status. :)
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JoyfulSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Oooh, yeah... B)
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Extranzia Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
Seriously loving River Springs so far. We must have a date to catch up. :)
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JoyfulSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes!! We must!! We need to check over each other's schedules!!
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Extranzia Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Writer
Seriously!
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TawneyK Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I can soooooooooo relate to this!!!!
How's school?!
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Extranzia Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Writer
So far it has been great! Good school, good people, teachers and environment. Homework is a tad tedious already though I'm getting used to that routine. Sadly, through a new friend I have caught a cold which is making it quite difficult to stay awake and finish aforementioned work.

Thank you again, Tawney. You're awesome. :)
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