Paper People

by Nobody   Jul 21, 2010

Race across a ribbon
of candy caned roads

Tree caress my face
and rivers would sing

promising gingerbread houses
and delicate fairy wings

I search aimlessly
for a companion

Blowing kisses to
the few wanderers

only to watch them
be carried away

with paper limbs
and glass hearts

no source of protection
we lay defenseless

the hearbreaking moment, when you realise you have grown up
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  • 2 years ago

    by Em


    Another fab, unique write from you.
    So much power behind because not every is fine and dandy as it's made out to be and you portray that well in this piece. There's more heartache etc.

    Take care, Em

  • 6 years ago

    by BlueJay

    Dang this poem is very well written. The title is intruiguing, and the story is wow. Great job.

  • 8 years ago

    by PinkyPrincess

    Wow... I loved it. So beautiful! I could relate to this and I really love remembering things from my childhood and makes me miss things I can no longer experience! Congratulations on the win!

  • 8 years ago

    by Dixiedaisy

    I love how you referred to the game of Candyland and never really mentioned it. It is an awful thing that we are taught so young that everything is great and grand only to grow up and realize it's not. Wonderful job on the poem.

  • 8 years ago

    by Sylvia

    It is scary when we realize that we are now an adult and have to leave childhood behind at least for a time. Good job.