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Poetry [sonnet] - Paper Elephants - by lolly 
3rd-Sep-2006 05:17 pm
Paper Elephants

An elephant forgets not, so they say
Like quick sand, we sink slowly from our past
Nostalgia holds on tight to nerves that fray
We can’t recall the calm that could not last

As childhood memories dance past fleeting smiles
Like cut out paper shapes and childish dreams
Our dazzling plans are scattered all the while
As we learn adult eyes aren’t all they seem

False hopes like a placebo to the heart
This history’s lost in time, been warped and caught
We’re searching for a place from whence to start
This future contains nothing that we’ve sought

Like elephants remember what they’re told
All that glitters, we have learnt, is not gold.
5th-Sep-2006 12:02 am (UTC)
very nice expression. :) and "even gold tarnishes"

thanks for sharing
7th-Sep-2006 09:32 am (UTC)
thanks =)
5th-Sep-2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
Hey, this was extraordinary!

Thanks for sharing.
7th-Sep-2006 09:32 am (UTC)
thankyou for commenting :D
22nd-Sep-2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
Nice imagery. Great use of "placebo" in this.
23rd-Sep-2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
i love the word placebo, it just has such a lovely sound to it =)
1st-Oct-2006 02:29 am (UTC) - Beautiful
All I can say is 'beautiful'! It's just so beautiful. The poem rolls of the toungue like smooth silky cream, and the meaning is so clear and crisp. I just love it, it's just so... beautiful.
5th-Oct-2006 04:43 am (UTC) - Re: Beautiful
thanks ♥
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