When We Were Young, a poem by Mark Alden at Spillwords.com
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When We Were Young

When We Were Young

written by: Mark Alden



We weathered every storm,
never stopping to consider how or why,
took what we were given
and knew not to ask for more,
did what we were told,
sometimes grudgingly,
believed each and every lie,
couldn’t wait to be free.

Then one day we became our parents –
one day we became the lie,
repeating over and over
old programmed routines,
never trusting we could fly,
never once imagining a day might come
when the only thing we’d wish for
was a time machine.

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