Posts tagged ‘youth’

August 2, 2020

Hand in Hand

by A. L. O'Prunty

we walked as if unaware

through youthful days

without a care

singing songs of sunshine

and daisy days

of are you mine?

hip-high in wheat-top sways

we walked through our youthful days

…O’Prunty 8/1/2020

March 12, 2020

Old and Young

by HemmingPlay

A difference between

the young and the old….

Most of the people the young loved

are still around.

May 5, 2018

Days of Youth

by Linda Lee Lyberg


A mockingbird crooned his melody
as I sat under a blooming Lilac tree
I closed my eyes and soon drifted away
lulled by soft buzzing of the honeybees.

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November 10, 2017


by Linda Lee Lyberg

-By Linda Lee Lyberg

As gloaming shadows fell
Across his threadbare sleeve
There are times better remembered
In blurred moments of rending grief.

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October 29, 2017

A Fantasy of Permanent Youth

by HemmingPlay

I’m racing the inevitable,
my only weapon an
optimistic fantasy
of permanent youthfulness.

The 1970s are to blame.
My generation is to blame.
We started this crap,
pretending we could play
where, before,
only teenagers and children could.

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April 21, 2017

First Love

by markfahmy


Do you remember
the very first time
you fell in love?
Staying awake
long past bedtime
on a school night

And the butterflies
you felt firing up
in your stomach
every time you
saw her eyes?

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January 5, 2017


by Renwick Berchild

Younglings run up and down the upstairs hallway
causing my mugs and tea cups set atop my fridge to tremble.
Momentary images race through my consciousness as I dream them
with halos of holly and twigs, crowns of leaves,
long sticks and action figures and a stuffed pony
being whirled over a little imp’s head like a helicopter. I hear

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October 29, 2016

To A Young Friend

by HemmingPlay

Photo by Kubra Zakir

A new day rises for you, daughter,
Pushing the darkness and the mists of childhood away.
Many have stood on this same shore, you know, but
This hour is wholly fresh, is yours entire,
Awesome and terrifying.
Thrilling. Dangerous. Engaging.
“Am I up to it?” You wonder…

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August 10, 2016

Do As Youth Does

by Zia Jane

We don’t know

The hell in which

Youth and laughter


We don’t care

For the life

You claim,

We need air.

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September 23, 2015

Autumn the wise

by Jem Croucher


In the woods I saw a curtain
hanging from a tree
Really quite significant
It said a lot to me
It spoke of changing seasons
standing side by side
when youth makes ways for wisdom
and Summer turns to hide

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September 19, 2015

From A Distance

by A. L. O'Prunty


I watch, each day she’s growing
Personality overflowing
Heart so full of love, compassion
Her youth is beauty; the new fashion

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April 21, 2015

~ Scars and All

by A. L. O'Prunty

Dedicated to all who have suffered the cruelty of “the bullies”


I watched


Painfully remembered –

Tossing rocks

In the form of wounding words

The shy little girl sat crying

Questioning her worth

Her very existence…

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April 14, 2015

~ Try, Again

by A. L. O'Prunty

You fell

Scrapped your knees

The wheels kept turning

On those sidewalk skates

As if to say, “try again”…

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March 26, 2015

poetry,~ On Youth

by A. L. O'Prunty
Our future
Our here
Our now
Instill character…
The rest will follow
In due course
February 17, 2015

Summer’s Child II

by Jem Croucher


The winter’s shadow now has passed
And Summer’s child is here
To warm our bodies and our hearts
And fill our eyes with cheer

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February 7, 2015

~ I Reminisce ~

by A. L. O'Prunty

I reminisce in youthful bliss
The taste of love
That strawberry kiss

And roses without thorns


January 18, 2015

~ Mother Said… ~

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ Mother Said… ~

The first cry of her babies
Was like poetry to her ears;
Each unique, distinct

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December 11, 2014

~ The End. ~

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ The End. ~

Speak not of love and longing
Nevermore this heart to comply
Your essence was so fleeting
Now, how the years have passed by

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December 9, 2014

~ Lament ~

by A. L. O'Prunty


Think on us no more
The flower
The beauty of youth
Has forsaken us
Left us waning
And wanting

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April 6, 2014

Realize When it Happens

by aquietwalk


We might want to live lives forever fond.

There are no worrisome days, only dawned


reminders of the times we had much fun.

Playing roles, acting strange only just begun

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March 22, 2014

A Day Like Today

by sc0pic

I remember when
The field was cleared
A subdivision expansion

Where destruction and construction met
Fields of mud and rock
Unsupervised machinery

It was a day like today

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November 25, 2013

Haiku: Adieu

by Devina

Flocculent plumage –
raining flurry, soft

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July 31, 2013


by wordypenguin

The same old room
I’m waking up again
Windows offer no relief
I’m edged toward the end

My skin’s a book of sorrow
Composed of empty lines
Story of a withered youth
A story of decline

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March 30, 2013


by dokurtybitz

Converse with a voice,
Takes me right back,
Former moment in my life,

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July 21, 2012

seasons — poem

by billgncs

time, and the season, is ever changing…

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