lollipops turn into cigarettes
the innocent ones turn into sluts
homework goes in the trash
detention becomes suspension
mobile phones are used in class
soda becomes vodka
bikes become cars
kisses turn into sex
remember when getting high meant swinging at the playground?
when protection meant wearing a helmet?
when the worst thing you could get from boys were cooties?
dad’s shoulders were the highest place on earth,
and your mom was your hero?
race issues were who ran fastest.
the only drug you know of was cough medicine.
the most pain you felt was when you scraped your knees.
goodbyes were only until tomorrow.
we couldn’t even wait to grow up
now look whats happened.