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Coming of Age
by Vivian L Dawson

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Coming of Age 

Ways of the world
can be ambiguous
growth of blinded
innocence seeing
only roses and
butterflies from
idealistic dreams

Bringing a smile
into view of the
world colored
by your desires
assuming that
things are as
you see them

Food for inspiration
yet not the absolute
truth as your reality
depends on whatever
is in your imagination
to make it happen
enjoying the reverie

(c) Coming of Age
10September2012
Vivian L Dawson

 

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Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 10/1/2012
I am very appreciative of your version of 'we create our own reality'....your words: "truth as your reality/depends on whatever/is in your imagination/to make it happen." Wonderful! ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Rory Dall (Reader) 9/14/2012
That phrase "blinded innocence" is pretty thought provoking. Blinded is a harsh word in the context but on reflection it fits really well; after all it's our brutal world that blinds our children's innocence and the innocent children are the lucky ones. We adults are the ones that made the mess.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/14/2012
truth as your reality
depends on whatever
is in your imagination

How so true, especially for children.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/13/2012
I sense we protect our children too much from all the media and Internet hype. To me coming of age means gaining responsibility and the only way to gain responsibility is to have had to face the down and dirty side of life on our own without someone holding our hand continuously until we are unable to be brave and face the future with determination.

Childhood is for play, and we should allow play to happen for the values it teaches.

Ron
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 9/13/2012
Those were times of beauty when in our world
of childhood things were innocent and beautiful.
I say let the children dream of all the beauty
they desire, all grow up too quickly to reality
as our world shows us now. Nothing at all wrong
with this as long as age appropriately in stages
of growth children can be also taught the dangers.

Wonderful write Vivian :)

Love and Light
Lily
Reviewed by Laura Fall 9/13/2012
A beautiful poem and such a sweet photo to go along with this great write Laura
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/13/2012
Funny, I had my little Grandgirls over night soon to be age 5 and 3...Camryn the oldest (during bedtime hours) wished to ride a rainbow with unicorns, she asked me if it is real, wishes? I said, you can believe anything you can dream or wish..wow your poem is such a stong message..moving!
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 9/13/2012
I like the optimistic tone with not a hint of the jaded perspectives that so often obscure that bright world our imaginations bode forth. Another splendid poem, dear Vivian.

Roger
Reviewed by Joy Hale 9/12/2012
Oh, to be young when everything has the sweet scent of flowers and the taste of delicious lollipops. When we get a little older reality sets in and at that point one has to make their own reality, finding their way step by step as you have shown in this oh, so true poem. Very clever writing!

Joy L. Hale

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by D. Vegas 9/12/2012
AAaaahh, I remember back when...such a vivid imagination and even today I can envision, but have trouble making it happen, no reverie.

Enjoyed, Vivian!

Deborah
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/12/2012
Very nicely expressed and flows well...
fee
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 9/12/2012
what a dear poem Vivian i enjoyed it wonderfully.
budd
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 9/12/2012
Beautiful poem!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by George Dominguez 9/12/2012
THe reverse is not the same when your dreams of beauty which surrounds you dissapears as you age. Beautifully penned my Dear Lady Vivian.
Reviewed by ANNA CLOUTIER (Reader) 9/12/2012
THE DISAPPOINTMENT COMES IN LATER YEARS WHEN WE ARE NO LONGER YOUNG AND MUST FACE LIFE WITH IT UPS AND DOWNS...SUCH IS THE PROCESS OF LIFE.
THANKS AGAIN, VIVIAN FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL PIECE OF WORK. ANNA
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 9/12/2012
Lady Vivian ~ A lovely poem.
Precious image of roses 'n butterflies to touch her heart.
Coming of age and enjoying the reverie.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 9/12/2012
Aye, but the disappointment comes when the "world colored by your desires" crumble and shatter by reality. Sad. But true.



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