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Loss of Innocence

Loss of Innocence

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Published by Derric Saville
Loss of Innocence

Derric Saville
June 9, 2013

You possess a uniqueness,
qualities we all once carted,
an ethereality coveted by thieves,
whose subversive sublimation,
of their own perverse reality,
are looking to retrieve,
a piece of their own lost innocence,
by thefting yours,
deftly convincing you it must be cast aside,
like covers in the morn,
before you race out to greet the world anew,
unblinking sore eyes retrieving beauty never seen,
running headlong through the rushes,
clamoring over rocks,
struggling to see what has been hidden for so long,
only to be left alone,
to sit and ponder,
about a differing future,
where you’ve joined the adult club,
of folks long since past their prime,
who whisper of the change in you,
since joining the jaded masses,
who cavort each day cajoling,
about the time they still recall,
in earnest fondness,
when their innocence was lost,
and you return unto the master conniver,
who lured you out from under,
the encompassing darkened cloak of innocence,
and whether too early,
or too late,
explains it must happen to us all,
lest we be discarded upon the pile,
like a lost tribe,
gazing vacuously with mouths agape,
tears leaking toward the earth,
who’ve never glimpsed the sunrise,
nor experienced the death throes,
that stalk our kith and kin,
we cannot forever live,
in the blissfulness of ignorance,
for if we wait too long to lift the veil,
the shrieks and screams of terror will pervade,
not just our dreams,
but too our wakefulness,
haunting every step we take,
spinning round
and diving ‘neathe the covers,
does not unlearn the behaviors,
nor allow us to forget,
the raining dance of adulthood,
into which we’ve just been thrown,
even returning to the thief
who from us it stole away,
cannot recapture its allure,
because although they’ve clearly abetted in its theft,
they learned long ago,
all they get to see,
is its disappearance from your face,
that fleeting instant when it departs,
their own eyes closing,
they relive,
or relish the removal from the reliquary,
the moment theirs too was lost,
but although they bathed you,
in the light of the sun,
and the silt was drawn,
from out your eyes,
they do not now possess,
that childlike wonderment,
whether they stole it from you,
or willingly you proffered it,
because for the remainder of your eternity,
you will stumble around,
mired in your own,
loss of innocence.
Loss of Innocence

Derric Saville
June 9, 2013

You possess a uniqueness,
qualities we all once carted,
an ethereality coveted by thieves,
whose subversive sublimation,
of their own perverse reality,
are looking to retrieve,
a piece of their own lost innocence,
by thefting yours,
deftly convincing you it must be cast aside,
like covers in the morn,
before you race out to greet the world anew,
unblinking sore eyes retrieving beauty never seen,
running headlong through the rushes,
clamoring over rocks,
struggling to see what has been hidden for so long,
only to be left alone,
to sit and ponder,
about a differing future,
where you’ve joined the adult club,
of folks long since past their prime,
who whisper of the change in you,
since joining the jaded masses,
who cavort each day cajoling,
about the time they still recall,
in earnest fondness,
when their innocence was lost,
and you return unto the master conniver,
who lured you out from under,
the encompassing darkened cloak of innocence,
and whether too early,
or too late,
explains it must happen to us all,
lest we be discarded upon the pile,
like a lost tribe,
gazing vacuously with mouths agape,
tears leaking toward the earth,
who’ve never glimpsed the sunrise,
nor experienced the death throes,
that stalk our kith and kin,
we cannot forever live,
in the blissfulness of ignorance,
for if we wait too long to lift the veil,
the shrieks and screams of terror will pervade,
not just our dreams,
but too our wakefulness,
haunting every step we take,
spinning round
and diving ‘neathe the covers,
does not unlearn the behaviors,
nor allow us to forget,
the raining dance of adulthood,
into which we’ve just been thrown,
even returning to the thief
who from us it stole away,
cannot recapture its allure,
because although they’ve clearly abetted in its theft,
they learned long ago,
all they get to see,
is its disappearance from your face,
that fleeting instant when it departs,
their own eyes closing,
they relive,
or relish the removal from the reliquary,
the moment theirs too was lost,
but although they bathed you,
in the light of the sun,
and the silt was drawn,
from out your eyes,
they do not now possess,
that childlike wonderment,
whether they stole it from you,
or willingly you proffered it,
because for the remainder of your eternity,
you will stumble around,
mired in your own,
loss of innocence.

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How true.
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I want my ignorant innocence returned to me, where I was unknowing of the mental anguish.
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I lost mine at seven when my family died around me, and nothing I could have would have saved them, but the guilt plagues my every day.
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We all lose the innocence of youth when a parent dies.
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Innocence lost cannot be reacquired from the person or event that abetted its theft.
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