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Never Going Home Again

by David Pekrul
copyright 05-15-2005

Age Rating: 10 +

Heís just a young boy out in the yard,
He lies on the grass, looking up at the stars,
Dreaming of spaceships and going to Mars,
He can never go home again.

He hikes through the woods and hunts for frogs,
Catching them there at the old mill pond,
Where all things are right and nothing is wrong,
He can never go home again.

He meets a young girl when he is older,
And hand in hand they run through the clover,
He kisses her lips and caresses her shoulder,
He can never go home again.

Her father finds out and makes a scene,
The boy lashes back and the girl starts to scream,
Now her father is dead; no it isnít a dream,
He can never go home again.

In a six-by-ten cell he remembers the day,
And wonders just how it could happen that way,
For the rest of his life it is here he will stay,
He can never go home again.

Now he lies on his bunk looking out at the bars,
His life had such promise but didnít get far,
Heíll no longer hunt frogs or look at the stars,
For heíll never go home again.

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        06-13-2009     Vanessa Anderson        

I liked how you address "innocence to experience". And going back would change what kind of person we have become. It would alter the future outcome. Good write!!
I truly enjoyed this!

        07-26-2005     Anthony Lane Stahlhut        

Going back is always hard because things change and you want them to be the same. Sorry I missed this one. Good write, Anthony

        05-15-2005     SamiJo Mcquiston        

It's so sad and so true, we can never go back, no matter what we'd do different.
Your writing has improved ever so much since I was last here. Keep up the good work.

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