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lost boy, lost boy
i'm wishing on your star.
a question mark hangs between my teeth:
why is Neverland so far?

we dirtied our fingers together.
lanky and too-old for mud,
i'd laugh.
you never said it, but
i heard,
no one's ever
too old or too young for anything.


have you learned yet?
how to fly, i mean.
you tickle my memory, tackling
crevices and cliffs;
i was scared stiff
but laughing.
we all laughed with you
around,
our family of kids-far-from-home.
you wrapped our funny bones
around your trigger finger
(it was a squirt gun);
i'm still mad.

do you remember
trying to run away?
i never knew what chased you,
but you were haunted, and i couldn't help.
you look so stern, you'd say,
not flying, for a change.
i almost feel bad, when you see my lost days.
lost boy, i am never stern;
i was scared.

you spoke at graduation,
blue, and gold, and so, so tall.
weren't you a lot scrawnier
this time last year?
you had a stadium laughing,
and that's my kind of music.
i hugged you afterwards.
good luck, you said.
don't get lost, i
teased.

the last time i saw you,
everything was orange.
you were shining, smiling
and that's when you're familiar.
what happened here? i wiggled a
thumb-tip at your metal-bound hand.
you know, i
blacked out that night.

you smiled.

lost boy, lost boy
i'm wishing on your star.
i wish so dearly that you'd come back;
Neverland really is far away.
little lost boy,
you were taller than me when you left
but you weren't quite a man
yet.
your mother is crying,
hugging me instead of you.
she says the hardest part is,
you'll never
grow up.
This had way more...well, more...in my head. ^^;

My friend who died the other day was the best of the best, with a few bad habits. He said those days were his "lost" days; I asked him once if he was from Neverland.
Really, he was the best. :heart:
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:iconraevannon:
Raevannon Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much. I can almost hear it as lyrics to a song.
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:iconshep4life:
shep4life Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So sad 
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:icontales-of-tao:
Tales-of-Tao Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Life can be sad sometimes. I'm alright now. I just wish I could write something that would do him better justice. ;)
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:iconshep4life:
shep4life Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think this did him justice...so honest and frank and sweet
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FallenAngelKokoro Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww ;A;
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Tales-of-Tao Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
:huggle:
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
RIP :rose:
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:icontales-of-tao:
Tales-of-Tao Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
:heart:
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug:  This is so sweet.  And Tao, if you need someone to talk to, or just to be there while you cry.... Please, please please note me...
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Tales-of-Tao Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks so much. :heart: It means a bunch to me.
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