Child-poem

A child, so-called
Of lies and compromises
Of deceits untold
And of broken promises

Living a double life
Pretending to be forthright
And never been in strife
A child, she just wants tonight

 

Written for Helene of Willow Poetry, photo prompt of the week:

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  1. Awww yes, absolutely kids know how to enjoy the moment and ever about the present. It’s a lesson we adults can learn ever striving for tomorrow and the future. Absolutely beautiful Mich!😊 ❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh thank you Jenna….😊😊😊

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      1. You’re very welcome Mich! 😊 ❤️ ❤️

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  2. Gina says:

    did you mean double life? I could see the mirror image of the other person reflected from the sideways glance, very sharp of you to pick up on that. Children learn manipulation from adults, your plea at the end was begging for authenticity i feel. so much packed in so few words

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yes Gina…that’s exactly what i meant (and oh, i edited the doble to double, thanks)…and again i say yes that i still wish children of today will value the essence of being true to themselves…we see them grow so fast..and sadly we also see them live their lives on the basis of what other people has to say..they lose their innocence and even their true self..

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      1. Gina says:

        yes we need to teach by example, be true to ourselves and honour what we believe in

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      2. michnavs says:

        That my friend is the problem of the youth of today: the kind of adults that our world have now..

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  3. Lovely poem Mich, and loved the image also.. Children grow too fast today, and unfortunately for some know far too soon of broken promises.
    Sending love and Blessings your way Mich. Take care of you. ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sue…🤗

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  4. iScriblr says:

    Awww!❤️❤️

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  5. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    Definitely, children are growing too quickly nowadays, missing the pleasures of being a child. Thank you Mich, this is a beautiful poem.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Helene for that beautiful.photo prompt.

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      1. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

        My pleasure Mich.

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  6. V.J. Knutson says:

    I love all these different takes. A question: is the word “doble” meant to be double or doable? I like how you’ve framed this – beginning and ending with innocence.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks VJ..i edited it already..it should be “double”…

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      1. V.J. Knutson says:

        That makes sense.

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  7. iidorun says:

    Oh this is a sad one! Children should be innocent but this one seems not so much. Well told…

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    1. michnavs says:

      Exactly Irma…how i wish children should learn to be child…sadly, adults now don’t also even value the innocence that each child deserves..

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      1. iidorun says:

        Sad but true! Children grow up too fast as it is…😢

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      2. michnavs says:

        And as parents i believe it is our duty to give our kids the chance to be young and innocent..

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      3. iidorun says:

        Agree! Childhood comes only once….

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  8. murisopsis says:

    Love the last line – the immediacy of youth.

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  9. -Eugenia says:

    Childhood ends way too soon. Well done, Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Eugenia..

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        My pleasure!

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  10. It is sad how children seem to grow so fast…very well related.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Indeed Punam…

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    1. michnavs says:

      😊😊thank you..

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  11. pvcann says:

    She just wants tonight – yes, the living now of youth

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Paul…

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  12. Jules says:

    I can relate to this piece as I feel my siblings were favored. But then another door opens and we move on. For too long I played peacemaker, now I want some peace for myself. I think I am managing that 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Wow that’s really wonderful Jules ..sometimes we need to do some drastic moves in order to attain what our hearts really desire…and sometimes too, it may not what our love ones like but nevertheless we move on..

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