R. L. Allen


Innocence - Poem by R. L. Allen

Gone is the innocence we owned a child,
days which were carefree – days we’d run wild.
Tents made from bed sheets with the wind fell down,
as we played in the trees which we hid from the town.

Gone is the innocence we all once had,
as we asked those questions that drove our parents mad.
Why is the sky blue? And the grass always green?
Why are some so lovely? And others so mean?

Gone is the innocence we long to regain,
That feeling of freedom we hoped we’d regain.
But we learn something new at the turn of each page,
Because with age comes experience, and with experience comes age.



8th September,2010.
I was looking to add to this, or change it somehow. Any suggestions?


Comments about Innocence by R. L. Allen

  • Hans Vr (8/18/2011 10:48:00 AM)


    I like this longing for childhood innocence. I have tried throughout to remain as much as i can child-like (not childish :)) . To try an answer to the question at the end of the poem: Perhaps if we add a stanza on a sincere prayer that no matter what age my do, to keep the child alive in us. Just an idea. The original poet knows always best. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 8, 2010



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]