Back Then

 

When we were younger,
And all we had was our hunger,
For play.

When laughter came easily,
And everything else after
Was but an afterthought.

Back then who knew,
We would get older,
And have to look over
Our own shoulders.

Back then who knew,
What the world was really like?
That tag
Wasn't just a game kids played.
Where they tag you with labels,
And attack you with claims
Of what is right and wrong,
Demanding you learn it like a song.

Back then who knew,
That there are those hiding resources,
That the rest go on seeking.
That the plastic gun in my hand
Was a tool to silence your speaking.


When we were younger,
And all we had was a hunger for play.
Who knew that the games we played
Were but foreplay,
Leading to the bedroom of destruction.

Who knew?
There would be those with an affection,
To cause pain and disharmony.

Back then who knew,
That we would get older?
And have to look over our own shoulders.

Who knew, they would try to hold us down.
Turn our smiles upside down,
Till all we do is frown.



 Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Confucius

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