Back Then...

Back Then…

By: Ny’Tasia Gaddist

 

Man, those were the days.

 

I would constantly play;

 

Make new friends seemingly every day.

 

Man, those were the days.

 

Things have drastically changed;

 

I used to play till the street light turned on.

 

Now, I stay at  home like a small isolated pet.

 

I used to make friends easily.

 

Now, people turn a blind eye and call you names.

 

Man, those were the days.

 

I used to make mud pies

 

And run around the yard with no shoes

 

Lay out on my trampoline and guess the shape of the

 

clouds above. Now, I think about the idea

 

of paying taxes and the amount of social media

 

followers I have.

 

Man. those were the days.

 

I often think and wonder

 

Where did that little girl go?

 

Will she ever return?

 

The answer is no. She will not return.

 

She has grown, grown to be a young

 

Women in society.

 

However, I still remembers those good ole days.

 

And I will never forget them.

 

This poem is about: 
Me

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