Wednesday, July 15, 2015

When I was Younger

There was a time when life was simple, 
back when I was younger.

People cared and days were long, 
back when I was younger.

My thoughts were fanciful,
My future delightful,
My friends plentiful,
back when I was younger.

Today I see things differently than 
back when I was younger.

My heart yearns mightily and my memories take me
back to when I was younger.

And yet those younger years,
though filled with happy times,
were also touched with pain...
the pain of being younger.

~Laura Paxton, 2015

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