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Neon&Chrome

United States

You can follow me on Instagram, @neonchromewrites !

A young writer trying to get her work out to the world.
Feminist, environmentalist, poet.

Message to Readers

This is probably my favorite piece I've written because it conveys an emotion I've been trying to put into words for a long time.
All reviews appreciated!

young nostalgia

July 11, 2018

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nostalgia when you're young is a different kind of longing.
it's missing your life while you're still living it.
it's knowing these are your best years,
but not fully enjoying them.
it's a child missing their childhood.
it's a prom queen crying during her first dance of the night
because she's in her last year of high school.
it's anxiety about the future
longing for the present
and forgetting about the past.

because young nostalgia isn't really nostalgia at all.
it's simply wanting what you don't realize you already have.

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5 Comments
  • Neon&Chrome

    Thank you all SO MUCH for your lovely comments - out of everything I’ve written, this one is really genuine because I have this sensation all the time. I’m new at poetry and your comments mean the world to me. Just goes to show when you write from the heart it shows.
    Thank you guys so much!!


    8 days ago
  • nezi_nes

    Dang this is an emotion I could never put to words, much less so eloquently as yours...glad to know someone else has this nagging feeling.


    8 days ago
  • Paperbird

    Woah I could relate so much to this and the message was so powerful!


    9 days ago
  • Maya!

    I actually think about this all the time but have never been able to put it into words... and you did it perfectly! Amazing job!


    9 days ago
  • Luna Lemon

    WOW, this was incredible. Such a deep piece expressed beautifully through words. Also an amazing concept that I had never thought too much about. GREAT job:)


    9 days ago