Introspective Ramblings: “The Unattainability of Innocence”


Joanna Buoniconti, Copy/Managing Editor

Editor’s Note: Introspective Ramblings is Amherst Wire’s poetry column, dedicated to showcasing student’s creative work.






The Unattainability of Innocence

Children playing on the neighboring lawn.

Unable to look away, memories flash.

Threatening to ravage the ever fragile mind.

Tradition has always dictated the way.

Will there ever come a time when children will understand

Their parents warning, before it’s too late?


A baby born into a family

Amongst sweetly-perfumed flowers, emitting all that is pure.

Within one moment you can lose it.

And nothing can stop it from vanishing.

And years after, you find yourself mourning the treasure that will never be restored.


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