Mandi Ducroq

Rookie (9 April 1974 / Cape Town)

Innocence - Poem by Mandi Ducroq

Innocence stolen without my permission
Innocence gone without my submission

Innocence lost through another's plan
Innocence no longer for another man

Innocence turned to hatred and fear
Innocence gone, no man can come near

Innocence taken from a little girls heart
Innocence replaced by mistrust, you thought you were smart

Innocence dissapears like dew in the sun
Innocence faded before it's begun

Innocence obscured like a cloud over the moon
Innocence ripped away too soon


Comments about Innocence by Mandi Ducroq

  • (12/5/2014 9:52:00 AM)

    OK, but spoiled by the spelling error (disappears is correct) , careful poets check their work. Rhymed poetry needs
    lines of the same length, so the fourth verse doesn`t work, and the repeated first word tires the reader. And you
    should write little girl`s heart, you need the genitive.
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  • Patricia Grantham (12/5/2014 9:04:00 AM)

    A simple but beautiful poem on innocence. When lost is
    very hard to regain. But life must go on. Good.
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  • Augusto Lunedi (12/5/2014 7:51:00 AM)

    Well expressed, full of emotion. (Report)Reply

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  • Jeannette Heywood (12/5/2014 4:40:00 AM)

    Beautifully written Mandi this poem about the theft of physical innocence. The innocence of the soul though remains intact. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (12/5/2014 2:29:00 AM)

    I am so excited to read this poem, Mandi, and how well you have explained the disappearance of innocence-
    Innocence disappears like dew in the sun. Thank you very much.10 out of 10.
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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (12/5/2014 1:56:00 AM)

    Innocence dissapears like dew in the sun Innocence faded before it's begun very nice and congrats (Report)Reply

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  • (5/27/2014 1:46:00 AM)

    A great poem on innocence and it liked. (Report)Reply

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  • D.l. Aceves (12/22/2013 11:08:00 PM)

    Good poem. [dissapears] should be [disappears] though. (Report)Reply

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  • Khairul Ahsan (12/5/2013 11:07:00 PM)

    Lost innocence is irreplaceable. People who smear it are but animals.
    The pains of losing 'innocence' eloquently expressed.10/10 from me.
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  • Elena Sandu (12/5/2013 7:50:00 PM)

    Painful... The time may cover the wound, life may close it, but the scar is always there and each time a thought goes back, will hurt just like an open wound. If there is anything to heal such pain might be a soul filled with love. I guess you already have it. Thank you for share. (Report)Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (12/5/2013 9:42:00 AM)

    It is sad when innocence is lost to forced submission. What do we say to social culture where young ones are encouraged to loose it at the earliest. A thoughtful write. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/5/2013 5:20:00 AM)

    Very clear on the topic of rape, a large issue in some places more than others. Psychological effects and formation into future described well. Nice write (Report)Reply

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  • (12/5/2012 7:53:00 PM)

    innocence of a young child is removed physically and emotionally here. what do you think about removing their innocence through our own explicit behavior, exposure to visual media, encouraging them to drink and smoke and many many more. Innocence that is seen to be lost is well written here! the rest? ? ? ? any way I give you full marks! (Report)Reply

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  • Godfrey Morris (12/5/2012 1:03:00 PM)

    splendidly done - love it................................ (Report)Reply

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  • Godfrey Morris (12/5/2012 1:02:00 PM)

    splendidly done - love it................................ (Report)Reply

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  • Godfrey Morris (12/5/2012 1:02:00 PM)

    splendidly done - love it................................ (Report)Reply

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  • Babatunde Aremu (12/5/2012 7:28:00 AM)

    Many who are innocent have been beguiled worlwide. Good thought, great write (Report)Reply

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  • Nurain Ali-balogun (12/5/2012 7:24:00 AM)

    Beautifull poem Mandi, innocence we were all born with, now we scarcely have it. Very thoughtful too. (Report)Reply

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  • Nurain Ali-balogun (12/5/2012 7:19:00 AM)

    Beautifull poem Mandi, innocence we were all born with, now we scarcely have it. Very thoughtful too. (Report)Reply

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  • Kelvin Owusu (12/5/2012 5:30:00 AM)

    Beautiful poetry very deep great job (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 22, 2011


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