When I Was Young
When I was young, people still called you “chum,”
And all there was to do was play outside.
You didn’t want to come in for a crumb
Of food, ‘til just one more time down the slide.
When I was young, didn’t have a care in me,
And life and love were mere far distant dreams.
You didn’t look past anything you couldn’t see,
Or worry about the future in seams.
When I was young, sports were the only game,
Except Red Rover, tag, freeze tag, and cards.
You didn’t sit and do anything all the same,
And your grandparents were still playing bards.
When I was young, everything was wild.
I didn’t know I’d grow up to see me mild.