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Better When - Poem by bubble rao

Sometimes we all need to remember.
Doesn’t it feel
Like the answers were better two years ago?

Words came easier,
We grew with every breath.
Truths hid with the elusive White Rabbit,
And we were fearless enough to go looking.

Back before we knew what loss was.
Back before we fell in love with limits.
When vacant parking lots meant freedom
And supermarkets meant ice cream.

We all dreamt we’d be astronauts.
And we’d rise up and touch the stars.
Dreams dissolved like rock candy
And sugar-bitten teeth turned into memories
Just old playgrounds,
Just lost photographs.

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  • (6/7/2011 8:59:00 PM)

    Very wistful poem. I love it, just like all your others I've read so far. I like these poems. I didn't think I would like them, but I do. Memories of young youth often upset me. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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