Lollipops turn into cigarettes
The innocent ones turn into sluts
Homework goes in the trash
Mobile phones are being used in class
Detention becomes suspension
Soda becomes vodka
Bikes become cars
Undies turn into g-strings
Kisses turn into sex
Remember when getting high meant
swinging in the playground?
When protection meant wearing a helmet?
Dad’s shoulders was 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
Wearing a skirt did not make you a slut
The only things that hurt you were skinned knees
And goodbyes only meant until tomorrow
And we couldn’t wait to grow up…..