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Lollipops turn into cigarettes.
The innocent ones turn into sluts.
Home work goes in the trash.
Mobile phones are being used in class.
Detention becomes suspension.
Soda becomes vodka.
Bikes become cars.
Remember when getting high meant swinging on the playground?
When protection meant wearing a helmet?
When the worst things you could get from boys were cooties?
Dad's shoulders were the highest place on earth, and mom was your hero?
Your worst enemies were your siblings.
Race issues were about who ran the fastest.
War was only a card game.
The only drug you knew was cough medicine.
The only things that hurt you were grazed knees,
and goodbyes only meant until tomorrow?
And we couldn't wait to grow up...
Well this is it.
Is it what you thought it would be like?




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Aidyl said...
Sept. 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm:
This was so good, and so true too. The flow was awesome. I've really liked all your poems. I love the line, "When getting high meant swinging on the playground." It's just great.
 
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DreamWriter15 said...
Jun. 5, 2010 at 4:26 pm:
This is so sad but so true, and I thank you for putting it so bluntly as apposed to the rest of us who would sugarcoat it until you wouldn't recognize the real thing.  Great job.
 
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jaquetem said...
May 13, 2010 at 6:24 pm:
Wow, this is really good. It makes you think... Why is there such a big difference between the teenage mind and the child mind, but only so few years?
 
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faypirate23 said...
Apr. 20, 2010 at 8:46 pm:
that is soo true wow u speak the truth growing up sucks
 
Cigg.Sun replied...
Apr. 21, 2010 at 1:43 pm :
Thanks for you're  comment :P
 
tdnarb replied...
Apr. 24, 2010 at 12:50 am :
Very well written! So many good lines I dont even know which ones best? may "War was only a card game". or "When protection meant wearing a helmet".  Ill be looking at your other pieces now!
 
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