Neighborhood Kids

April 27, 2017
By PriscillaO BRONZE, Jacksonville, Florida
PriscillaO BRONZE, Jacksonville, Florida
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Back when we were young
We’d spend hours together
Chewing on weeds
And causing a ruckus in the street
Our space was limited
But our minds ran wild
Some days I was Rapunzel
Others, Darth Vader
The 5 of us were invincible
We were the rowdy neighborhood rascals
Youth pumped through our veins
The fun we had together was intoxicating
No adult could tear us down
Growing up on a street of elderly
We were the only source of entertainment
Each other had
The world did not exist
Past the boundaries of our street
But even the neighborhood kids
Have to grow up.

The author's comments:

This piece came about after seeing one of my old neighborhood friends at a gas station. He's grown up so much (he's a senior in High School!) and it just made me think about the other kids and where they might be in life right now.

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