Sunday, October 2, 2011

Growing up...

I remember I couldn't wait to turn 16, then 18, then 21. Now...I wish I was 16 or 18, and curious/nervous about what 22 will bring.

Lollipops turned to cigarettes,
 homework goes in the trash,
phones are being used in class,
detention became suspension,
soda becomes vodka,
the innocent ones turned into sluts,
remember getting high meant swinging on the playground?,
when the worst thing you could get from boys were cooties,
when protection meant wearing a helmet,
your worst enemies were your siblings,
war was only a card game,
bikes become cars,
 undies turn into g-strings,
wearing a skirt didn't make you a slut,
kisses turn to sex,
Race issues were about who ran the fastest,
The only drug you knew was cough medicine,
The only things that hurt were skinned knees
And goodbyes only meant until tomorrow?

And we couldn't wait grow up....