I Once Could Fly



A tired scamp, the mirth of my youth labored with the burden of responsibility. The lost boys are all techies now; I hear from them time to time when they’re in town for a convention or perhaps a tweet about a new project undertaken. Tinker Bell’s married with a couple of kids; she sends me a smile once in a while or says she likes my latest facebook post. As for me the eternal “Peter Pan,” I’ve grown into a man with endless regrets of missed opportunities.
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Submitted on May 02, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme A
Characters 471
Words 88
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 1

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